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Notes, details, updates and miscellaneous thoughts.


Raincoast’s education program goes live and interactive

Salish Sea Emerging Stewards stand together on a gulf island.

Published on 2020.05.12 | by Nate Glickman, Education & Outreach Associate & Maureen Vo, Education and Development Coordinator | in Raincoast updates

Spring marks the anticipated shift in seasons; as the days get longer, new shoots emerge and bird songs become a welcome daily tune. Typically, it also represents an exciting time for Raincoast Conservation Foundation with the start of our busy field season, as Raincoast scientists work throughout the iconic regions of British Columbia’s coast. The […]

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Takaya, the lone wolf of Discovery Island, killed by trophy hunter

Two photos of Staqeya the lone wolf on Discovery Island.

Published on 2020.03.26 | by Raincoast | in Raincoast updates

The senseless trophy killing of Staqeya (Takaya), the iconic ‘lone wolf’ made famous by his stay on Discovery Island, once again brings to the fore the full-spectrum persecution of Canis lupus in BC…

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Raincoast Conservation Foundation’s work and COVID-19

A whale tail above the surface of the water in beautiful yellow light of twilight.

Published on 2020.03.18 | by Raincoast | in Raincoast updates

We encourage all of our supporters to stay informed and follow government advice, including social distancing, stay connected, and look out for each other…

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Rainwolf is the last to go

A wolf lies down and stares into the lens of the photographer from across the beach.

Published on 2020.02.10 | by Raincoast | in Raincoast updates

We are now busy raising the remaining funds to meet our $650,000 target for the Kitlope tenure. We’ll soon be updating you as to how close we are to that target…

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Join us at the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Vancouver

A small coho salmon fry swim on the bottom of the lake.

Published on 2019.10.21 | by Ross Dixon, Communications & Development Director | in Raincoast updates

Along with the Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance, Raincoast is chairing a traditional session at the upcoming Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference April 19-22, 2020 Vancouver Convention Centre Vancouver BC. The session, Toward a vision for Ecological Resilience in the Lower Fraser River, session ID1438, is accepting abstracts until November 1st. Our goal is to bring together […]

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Beautiful photographic prints from our favorite photographers for sale

Rain wolf, by Christina Mittermeier, on a white wall with a lovely yellow chair.

Published on 2019.10.10 | by Raincoast | in Raincoast updates

A picture is worth a thousand words, and we are selling prints for $98. We are very grateful for photographers who are able to capture exceptional images who donated a limited number of prints. These images not only capture the beauty of the wildlife they also directly support our efforts to Safeguard Coastal Carnivores in […]

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A short history of fantastic peer to peer fundraising campaigns

A collage of faces and supporters who have done peer to peer fundraising on behalf of Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

Published on 2019.09.28 | by Sherwin Arnott | in Raincoast updates

As an organization working to end commercial trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest, we rely on our supporters. We’re inspired, and grateful, for those who take donations to the next level by creating their own supporting campaigns. Already, people have been working with us towards securing the Kitlope Tenure. As we continue towards our […]

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BC Bear Day was a success!

Doug Neasloss speaks to the crowd at the Pipe Shop for BC Bear Day 2019.

Published on 2019.09.24 | by Alex Harris, Communications Associate | in Raincoast updates

BC Bear Day this past weekend was a grand success. We saw lots of kids, teddy bears in hand, residents looking for tips on how to coexist with bears and people generally interested in learning more about bears. The afternoon portion of the event was filled with presentations, games, face painting, bear yoga and an […]

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Kitlope River estuary visit

Grass in the foreground gives way to epic mountains of the Kitlope valley.

Published on 2019.09.23 | by Margot Wood | in Raincoast updates

This spot on a map of BC means little until you follow the 70-mile Gardner Canal that branches off Devastation Channel and winds its way deep into the coastal mountains of northern BC.  While single-handing my old wooden sailboat, ERN, I was reminded of my first trip to the mountains and the thrill of seeing […]

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