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Reports and Books

As a natural extension of our primary scientific literature, Raincoast also compiles popular reports designed to inform the public, stakeholders, and decision makers on conservation issues relevant to coastal British Columbia.

Recent Reports & Books

Killer whales glide by in water, with a mountain and fog looming in the background, and a cover of the book, Spirits of the Coast, in the foreground.

A bond through salmon, language and grandmothers

About a year ago, I got a call from the Royal British Columbia Museum asking if I would like to contribute a chapter to a book they were producing on ...
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Salmon art with a forest on the side of the salmon and orange polka dots around it.

Toward a Vision for Salmon Habitat in the Lower Fraser River

Since 2016, we have worked with First Nations, community groups, conservation organizations and dozens of individuals to identify the root causes of salmon habitat loss and to record ideas to ...
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Dave Scott holds a small salmon fry in a measuring device on the Lower Fraser.

New report: Wild Salmon, Pipelines, and the Trans Mountain Expansion

Last week, we released a report that highlights the risks posed to wild salmon in the Lower Fraser River from a Trans Mountain pipeline or tanker spill. The report details ...
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Coastal bird populations and Big Oil

Times Colonist May 7, 2017: An excerpt from the book "At Sea With the Marine Birds of the Raincoast" by Caroline Fox. See more photos and the story at the Times Colonist ...
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Our threatened coast report cover over some salmon.

Our Threatened Coast

Our Threatened Coast 12 MB (PDF) High res report, executive summary, and figures Despite the ecological value of the Salish Sea, many of the habitats that provide these benefits are under ...
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Marine Birds of the Raincoast by Caroline Fox

At Sea with the Marine Birds of the Raincoast

Recently released by Rocky Mountain Books, the nonfiction book At Sea with the Marine Birds of the Raincoast shares the unique story of conservation scientist Dr. Caroline Fox as she ...
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salmon swimming underwater

Conservation concerns for DFO’s 2016 salmon fishing plan

Conservation concerns for 2016 Fishing Plan (PDF) Raincoast works closely with NGOs that form the Salmon Committee of the Pacific Marine Conservation Caucus (with Watershed Watch, SkeenaWild, David Suzuki Foundation, ...
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Resource and Environmental Management in Canada report cover.

The role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in conservation

"....when traditional knowledge is combined with sound scientific knowledge, new models for conservation and management of large carnivores are produced that sustain a symbiotic and beneficial integration of people with ...
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Orcas Swimming

Potential acoustic impacts of increased vessel traffic on Southern Resident Killer Whales

Clark, Christopher. 2015. Potential Acoustic Impacts of Vessel Traffic from the Trans Mountain Expansion Project on Southern Resident Killer Whales. Prepared for the Raincoast Conservation Foundation for submission to the ...
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Population Viability Analysis of Southern Resident killer whales

Robert C. Lacy, Kenneth C. Balcomb III, Lauren J.N. Brent, Darren P. Croft, Christopher W. Clark and Paul C. Paquet. 2015. Report on Population Viability Analysis model investigations of threats ...
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A wolf with dark colourings, swims in the ocean

Wolf and caribou management backgrounder

A briefing by Dr. Paul Paquet, Sr. Scientist, Raincoast Conservation Foundation Caribou, as a species, are not endangered in BC. An estimated 16 – 27,000 caribou live in the Province ...
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Wolves splash around in an intertidal zone of the Great Bear Rainforest

New study shows hunted wolves under stress

Listen to Raincoast's Dr. Chris Darimont discuss our latest research with CFAX's Pamela McCall on the stress that hunting causes to wolves. If this player doesn't work for you, try ...
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