Raincoast Conservation Foundation’s work and COVID-19

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.

Become a Raincoaster

Giving to Raincoast enables you to protect what you love most.

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. 

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