Raincoast Conservation Foundation
We use rigorous, peer-reviewed science and community engagement to further our conservation objectives. We call this approach ‘informed advocacy’ and it is unique amongst conservation efforts. We investigate to understand coastal species and processes. We inform by bringing science to decision makers and communities. We inspire action to protect wildlife and their wilderness habitats.
Raincoast’s Oil-Free Coast initiative addresses the impacts and risks associated with pipelines and tankers to the coasts of coastal British Columbia. Protecting the animals, lands and waters from both habitat destruction and degradation, and the very real consequences of a catastrophic oil spill are the basis for this program.
Raincoast’s goal is to conserve and protect the habitats and resources of umbrella species to ensure the future for all species that exist on different scales. Our flagship projects include primary research and conservation efforts on wild salmon, large carnivores, and marine species, including marine mammals, marine birds, and Pacific herring.
The Spring ‘Hunt’
Preparing for another season, Nick finds himself inundated with tasks, plans and thoughts about the research and advocacy that Raincoast undertakes to protect bears and the coast they inhabit…
Orcas at Risk: April 18, Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney, BC
Join Raincoast, Elizabeth May, music from Reverie, drinks and discussion of recovery efforts for the Salish Sea’s endangered killer whales…
BC Bear Day at Capilano University
Parents and Children of all ages are invited to attend Capilano University’s 2017 BC Bear Day Celebration. We’re co-sponsoring this event along with the North Shore Black Bear Society and …
A fyke net, Steve, killer whales and the Bella Rose
It takes this and more as we begin our second season of juvenile salmon research on the Fraser Estuary…
Clark’s ‘5 Conditions’ Concealed Support For B.C. Oil Projects
Chris Genovali / Huffington Post: To no one’s surprise the provincial government of British Columbia signed off on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain oil sands pipeline and supertanker project in the Salish Sea…