Investigate. Inform. Inspire.

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 their wilderness habitats.

Raincoast publishes scientific papers and popular reports on a range of conservation issues as well as updates on our work and conservation efforts.

Scientific Papers

A grizzly bear looks out over the misty forests of the Great Bear Rainforest.
Photo by Eric Sambol.

Raincoast undertakes primary research to investigate species and ecological processes to further our conservation objectives.  We work with First Nations, academic institutions, government scientists and other NGO’s to perform on-the-ground research. We operate a lab at the University of Victoria, a research station on Denny Island, and a research vessel.

Scientific papers →

Reports and Books

Two Southern Resident killer whales surfacing on the ocean.
Photo by Miles Ritter, Saturna Island (taken from land).

Building from our research, and placing scientific information into a broader ecological context, Raincoast publishes both popular and technical material in our reports and books. We use this material to inform the public, stakeholders and decision makers and support decisions that protect marine and terrestrial ecosystem components and function. 

Reports and Books →

Popular Science

Close up of a Belted Kingfisher with trees in the background.
Photo by Oliver Tweedie.

In an effort to inspire others to take action for the animal inhabitants of the BC coast, Raincoast staff regularly write opinion editorial pieces for mainstream newspapers.

Raincoast commentary →

Notes from the Field →

Tracking Raincoast

We also publish our annual report Tracking Raincoast.

SV Achiever rests in the calm of the Great Bear Rainforest.
Photo by John Kelsey / Raincoast Conservation Foundation.