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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.
Wild Salmon, Pipelines, and the Trans Mountain Expansion
Our Threatened Coast
Our 2016 report, Our threatened Coast: Nature and Shared benefits in the Salish Sea demonstrates how the region’s biological diversity –its plants and animals- is captured in our values, has shaped our cultural identity and is linked to economic benefits in the billions of dollars. It considers what is at stake from a host of proposed coastal energy and shipping projects.
Recent Reports & Books
Coastal bird populations and Big Oil
Times Colonist: Raincoast studies helped put nails in the coffin of the Northern Gateway pipeline. Excerpt for the book “At sea with the marine birds of the Raincoast by Dr. Caroline Fox…
Our Threatened Coast
Raincoast’s latest report demonstrates how the region’s biological diversity is captured in our values, has shaped our cultural identity and is linked to economic benefits in the billions of dollars. It is not a place for oil tankers or a carbon energy corridor.
At Sea with the Marine Birds of the Raincoast
Released by Rocky Mountain Books, this nonfiction book shares the unique story of conservation scientist Dr. Caroline Fox as she surveys marine birds on BC’s coast, calling attention to the urgent conservation challenges faced by many of these birds…
Conservation concerns for DFO’s 2016 salmon fishing plan
BC wild salmon conservation groups submit concerns to DFO for 2016 fishing plan…
Potential acoustic impacts of increased vessel traffic on Southern Resident Killer Whales
Dr. Chris Clark, acoustic expert from Cornell University, describes how noise and disturbance from vessels in the Salish Sea are likely impacting killer whales…
Population Viability Analysis of Southern Resident killer whales
Expert report on the viability of the southern resident killer whale population in the face of existing and future threats within their critical habitat of the Salish Sea…