Tracking Raincoast into 2015

Our annual publication and vision for 2015


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As 2014 draws to a close, we’re pleased to share our annual publication and vision for Raincoast in 2015. We hope you will join us to reflect and celebrate our achievements in the last 12 months and our plans for the coming year.

Raincoast believes the suffering that wildlife endure as a result of human activity is our collective responsibility. It presents a moral imperative for Canadians to carefully consider and act upon. And action is what you can expect from us in 2015.

In the face of government inertia, we will be pushing for urgent, bold, science-based recovery measures for Southern Resident Killer Whales. These endangered whales face a very uncertain future, from diminished numbers of Chinook salmon (their primary food) to the pending threat of oil spills if Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain project is approved.

As wolves across BC and Alberta continue to face intense persecution through lethal predator control and trophy hunting, we will directly challenge the questionable scientific rationale and troubling ethics behind these measures. We will continue to work in collaboration with our Coastal First Nations partners to establish the largest no-hunting grizzly bear sanctuary in the world in the Great Bear Rainforest.

All this will take an expanded team, additional resources for technical analyses, and increased funding to secure national and international media attention are required to achieve this level of change.

For the coast,
Chris Genovali, Executive Director


You can help

Raincoast’s in-house scientists, collaborating graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professors make us unique among conservation groups. We work with First Nations, academic institutions, government, and other NGOs to build support and inform decisions that protect aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and the wildlife that depend on them. We conduct ethically applied, process-oriented, and hypothesis-driven research that has immediate and relevant utility for conservation deliberations and the collective body of scientific knowledge.

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 wildlife habitats.

Coastal wolf with a salmon in its month.
Photo by Dene Rossouw.