Brian Falconer
Safeguarding Coastal Carnivores Program Director

Brian Falconer has been a commercial mariner for over 35 years on the coasts of BC and Alaska. Formerly a bush pilot and sport fishing lodge owner, he was owner-operator of Maple leaf Adventures Ltd., and for 17 years offered natural history and First Nations cultural history tours on the classic schooner Maple Leaf on the coasts of BC and Alaska. Wildlife and bears in particular were a large part of these trips. As former director of marine operations for Raincoast Conservation Foundation, he was responsible for the management of the marine research programs.

As Safeguarding Coastal Carnivores Program Director, he leads the project to end commercial hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest by acquiring the tenures which confer exclusive commercial hunting rights over vast areas. Brian has worked for over 2 decades on the Raincoast-led campaign which, last year, ended the killing of grizzly bears in BC. He has guided many people to powerful experiences with bears and was a founding member of the Canadian Bear Viewing Association.

Recent articles

A turquoise river runs along a forested mountain.

The wonders of a Fraser River tributary

Two team members from our Lower Fraser Salmon Conservation and Wolf Conservation Programs offer a glimpse into their experiences while working on a collaborative project. Auston Chhor  Auston is Raincoast’s…

Map of BC displaying the Fraser River and tributaries as blue lines, the number of salmon that came from each river as orange circles, and the locations of jetty breaches as blue and red pins.

Fish passage through our habitat restoration projects in the Lower Fraser River and Estuary

The Lower Fraser River and Estuary is a highly modified environment with more than 70% of tidal marsh habitats that juvenile salmon rely on lost or locked away behind man-made…

Humpback whale breaching in the sunset.

Photographers are coming together to support our work

Canadian Conservation is a collective of nature/conservation photographers who have joined forces to use their art to support conservation initiatives across the country. Each year, the participating photographers auction prints…

Wolf walking on the beach.

We are almost there! Help us permanently protect bears and wolves

In the past month, we have received tremendous support from our supporters to purchase commercial trophy hunting rights in the Southern Great Bear Rainforest tenure. We are feeling incredibly grateful…