Science and conservation programs

Investigate. Inform. Inspire.

Photo by Alex Harris / Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

How we work

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 gather information and build support for decisions that protect marine and terrestrial ecosystems, their components and processes.

Driven by evidence

We conduct applied, process-oriented, and hypothesis-driven research that has immediate and relevant utility for the conservation debate and the collective body of scientific knowledge.

Coastal wolf walking along the shoreline on a calm day.

Wolf Conservation Program

Wolf Conservation Program Raincoast’s Wolf Conservation Program is…

Pod of Northern Resident killer whales from a drone.

Cetacean Conservation Research

Researching the biology, ecology and behavior of whales,…

A salmon splashes in a stream with extreme light and dark areas.

Healthy Waters Program

Healthy Waters Program Healthy waters for salmon, whales,…

Overhead view of Coastal Douglas-fir forest.

Forest Conservation Program

Forest Conservation Program Coastal Douglas-fir forests and associated…

A Salish Sea Emerging Steward stands aboard Achiever looking out.

Raincoast Education

Education Program We aim to inspire, prepare, and…

Ariel photography of an archipelago in the Southern Great Bear Rainforest Tenure

Southern Great Bear Rainforest tenure

Safeguarding Coastal Carnivores in the Southern Great Bear…

SV Achiever glides through the quiet waters into the fog with small ripples in the water.

Achiever, research vessel

SV Achiever is Raincoast’s research and education vessel…

A school of salmon as seen from below in the Fraser River.

Wild Salmon

Wild Salmon Program Using scientific research, policy change,…