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By Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Raincoast is a team of conservationists and scientists empowered by our research to protect the lands, waters and wildlife of coastal British Columbia.

We use rigorous, peer-reviewed science and community engagement to further our conservation objectives. We call this approach ‘informed advocacy’ and it is unique amongst conservation efforts.

We investigate to understand coastal species and processes. We inform by bringing science to decision makers and communities. We inspire action to protect wildlife and their wilderness habitats.

About half a dozen Chinook salmon, long brown bodies swimming in different directions visible under water, blue green in the background.
Photo by Fernando Lessa.

Invest in Pacific wild salmon

Invest in Pacific wild salmon

Pacific salmon are foundationally important to Canada’s wildlife, food security, cultures, and economy. Yet, salmon numbers have declined a lot…

Raincoast mourns Wa’Xaid, Cecil Paul Sr.

Raincoast mourns Wa’Xaid, Cecil Paul Sr.

It is with extreme sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Wa’Xaid, Cecil Paul Sr., a hero lost to this…

Thank you for your support in 2020

Thank you for your support in 2020

As 2020 closes and we reflect on the year, please accept our thanks and gratitude for your support, in whatever…

Science publications in 2020

Science publications in 2020

Raincoast undertakes primary research to investigate species and ecological processes to further our conservation objectives. Supporting resurgent Indigenous-led governance: A…

Reconnecting Fraser Estuary salmon habitat

Reconnecting Fraser Estuary salmon habitat

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, our research and restoration efforts in the Fraser River Estuary continued through 2020. Now in…

Seven years in the Lower Fraser

Seven years in the Lower Fraser

In 2014, Raincoast initiated its work in the Lower Fraser River. From primary research and physical habitat restoration to engagement…

A future for the Gulf Islands’ forests

A future for the Gulf Islands’ forests

Raincoast’s newest initiative aims to protect Coastal Douglas-fir forests and associated habitats across the Gulf Islands. These are some of…

Safeguarding coastal carnivores – Kitlope success

Safeguarding coastal carnivores – Kitlope success

In October of 2020, we reached a significant milestone in our efforts to end all commercial trophy hunting of coastal…

Year five in the Fraser River Estuary

Year five in the Fraser River Estuary

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, our research and restoration efforts in the Fraser River Estuary continued through 2020. Now in…

Marine operations

Marine operations

Our 2020 marine operations were largely scuppered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our usual Achiever time spent visiting the territories of…