Download Tracking Raincoast into 2015.
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
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For 25 years, Raincoast has been furthering biodiversity conservation in BC. Thanks to your generous donations, among many other accomplishments, we have been able to end commercial trophy hunting of large carnivores in over 38,000 square kilometers of the Great Bear Rainforest, begin acquiring forest land in order to protect threatened Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystems, aid recovery of endangered Southern Resident killer whales by restoring Chinook salmon habitat, and establish a university research lab dedicated to applied conservation science. Strong partnerships are integral to our success.
Our efforts need to be maintained and advanced, now more than ever. As the biodiversity and climate crises collide, your support allows us to continue to make tangible conservation gains.
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