Many Raincoast staff already work remotely from home and we are encouraging them to continue doing so while following current government advice around social distancing. The same applies to our Applied Conservation Science Lab at the University of Victoria.
Our Salish Sea Emerging Stewards’ spring season aboard our research vessel Achiever has been postponed and we are working with partners to support participating youth in other ways until such time we can reschedule these programs. Currently, our spring scientific field research programs are under review. Public events and conferences which various Raincoast staff were to participate in and that were planned for this spring have been canceled or postponed.
We encourage all of our supporters to stay informed and follow government advice, including social distancing, stay connected, and look out for each other.
The precautionary principle, harm reduction, and risk identification/assessment/management are features of much of our research and conservation efforts and we apply them here.