Tracking Raincoast into 2018

An early holiday present from Raincoast.

It’s always exciting to release the latest edition of Tracking Raincoast and this year’s edition comes with a great collection of good news.

Topping that list I’m very happy to share that we have now raised close to $150,000 of our $500,000 target for the Nadeea commercial trophy hunting tenure! The next step in our Save The Great Bears campaign, the Nadeea hunting tenure includes some of the region’s most iconic watersheds and internationally important habitat for grizzlies, black bears, Spirit bears, wolves, cougars, and wolverine.

Safeguarding wildlife in this area will represent a major conservation success. Our goal is to raise $250,000 – by the end of 2017.

Tracking Raincoast into 2018 will also update you on some of the most vital conservation initiatives on BC’s coast. Highlights include news on our bold new project to re-wild the lower Fraser River and restore wild salmon habitat, as well as an important update on our efforts to protect endangered Southern Resident killer whales.

The Raincoast lab reports on a decade of bear research, new peer-reviewed journal publications, and how we are adapting cutting edge tools from forensic science to monitor bears.

You can also learn about how Raincoast’s research vessel – the Achiever – is supporting the next generation of scientists and conservationists via our Salish Sea emerging stewards program.

Killer whales, bears, salmon, and wolves. Many of these species rely on our conservation efforts and we rely on your support to protect the land, waters, and wildlife of coastal BC. Please help us celebrate this year’s success with a donation and lend your support to enable science based coastal conservation in 2018 and beyond.

With the gratitude of all of our staff, volunteers, board of directors, and myself, we wish you peace and a joyous holiday season.

This year you can dedicate a holiday conservation gift on behalf of friends, family, staff, and loves ones. All donations received by December 31st are eligible for a tax receipt.

You can download Tracking Raincoast into 2018 and share with friends.

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.