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Notes, details, updates and miscellaneous thoughts.

Coastal Insights online education series about nature, people, and place is now complete and available

A mashup of images and profile photos from the Coastal Insights series episodes.

Published on 2020.07.29 | by Maureen Vo, Education and Development Coordinator | in Raincoast updates

The pandemic has impacted our lives in many ways, particularly with regard to learning in schools and experiential programming. Teachers have had to fast-track their technological skills and shift from their regular face to face connections with students to engaging through online learning. Raincoast knows this first hand as we were literally one week away […]

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In memory of Dr. Michael Soulé

Paul Paquet and Michael Soule out on the land.

Published on 2020.07.02 | by Raincoast | in Raincoast updates

Michael Soulé’s work has been central to the growth of conservation science. He has been called the grandfather of conservation biology. Soulé has been an important source of knowledge, counsel, and insight to many of the scientists at Raincoast Conservation Foundation. May 28, 1936 – June 17, 2020 Thoughtful counsel and generosity My last conversations […]

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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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Buy a boat, help protect coastal carnivores

The Tooth and Nail is a sailboat and it is shown here sailing very fast.

Published on 2019.09.14 | by Brian Falconer, Guide Outfitter Coordinator | in Raincoast updates

We have a fantastic opportunity for you to own a beautiful sailboat while supporting the conservation of wildlife at the same time. Tooth and Nail was donated to us by the family of the late Ronald Martin. Ronald and his family have been longtime supporters of Raincoast. Ron loved to sail Tooth and Nail as […]

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Humpback whales, artistic cartography, for the coast

Forest and Humpbacks drawn over a map of the Hecate Strait.

Published on 2019.05.02 | by Stuart Arnett, guest blogger | in Raincoast updates

Watching these magnificent creatures work in unison to catch their meal was truly inspirational and became the idea behind my first Artistic Cartography piece for Raincoast. Listening to them, via the hydrophone that Captain Nick dropped over the side, still makes the hair on the back of neck stand on end and solidified the artistic idea that this hunting method had to be painted…

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