Meet the Raincoast Marine Team

Working in the remote regions of the Great Bear Rainforest requires access by boat. Our 67′ vessel Achiever serves as a research platform for many of our projects, however the marine team -who undertake marine mammal and seabird surveys- spend up to 4 months a year on board. In 2007, the crew surveyed the stormy waters off BC’s central and north coast until December, in order to expand our understanding of abundance and distribution patterns of animals throughout the year. This experience gave them insight into the risks associated with allowing oil tankers weekly winter passage through this shallow, rocky coastline.

Become a Raincoaster

Monthly giving enables you to protect what you love. For 25 years, Raincoast has been furthering biodiversity conservation in BC. We have big plans and with your help we will: 

  • End commercial trophy hunting of large carnivores in the Great Bear Rainforest.
  • Acquire land in order to protect threatened Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystems.
  • Support the recovery of endangered Southern Resident killer whales by restoring Chinook salmon habitat, and so much more.
Chris Genovali, executive director of Raincoast Conservation Foundation.
Chris Genovali, Executive Director

Protecting biodiversity is the most important gift we can give the next generation. Join us as a Raincoaster today!