Pacific white-sided dolphins swim alongside a killer whale, as seen from the air.

Pacific white-sided dolphins hanging around with resident killer whales

We all need friends.  If you’re a Pacific white-sided dolphin that might include your resident buddies. Scientists with Ocean Wise have documented the dolphins hanging around resident (and fish eating) killer whales. Expert Lance Barrett-Lennard suggests they might be enjoying the fact that residents don’t mix with (mammal eating) transients, so they may benefit from their protective …

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Achiever rests in a little bay, as seen from the air.

Ever wondered what it’s like in the Great Bear Rainforest?

Ever wondered what’s it’s like in the Great Bear Rainforest? Each spring and fall we visit commercial hunting tenures that we have now acquired with Coastal First Nations. The territories of our partners are also home to Spirit bears, black bears, grizzly bears and coastal wolves. These are the Coastal Carnivores we work to protect from commercial trophy …

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Southern Resident killer whales swim by in the Salish Sea.

Lucky is the new calf born to the endangered Southern Resident killer whale population

This is not Lucky. Lucky is the new calf born to the endangered Southern Resident killer whale population! Confirmed today by the Center for Whale Research the calf – designated L124 and born to L77 – has been named Lucky. The recovery of this population is a major focus of our work @raincoastconservation. Through 2019 we will be …

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A black bear tears open a salmon in the stream.

Biodiversity matters: diversity of salmon species is more important to black bears than simply the total amount of salmon

Biodiversity matters.  New research published today by Raincoast, Spirit Bear Research Foundation and The University of Victoria shows that the diversity of salmon species is more important to black bears than simply the total amount of salmon available.  This is further evidence that maintaining salmon species diversity is key to ensuring terrestrial wildlife – like black bears …

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A collage of nine favourite and most popular wildlife conservation photos of 2018.

From Spirit bears and grizzlies to cougars and killer whales 2018 has been a year…

Which is your favourite?  From Spirit bears and grizzlies to cougars and killer whales 2018 has been a year of many conservation wins for Raincoast and our partners up and down the British Columbian coast.  You can learn more about what we have achieved and what we plan for 2019 in Tracking Raincoast, our annual …

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A white bear lies down on it side and takes a rest in the mossy forests of the Great Bear Rainforest.

Yes – we were on a break

A little over a week ago we reached our fundraising goal for purchasing the Nadeea hunting tenure in the Great Bear Rainforest and the territories of our @coastalfirstnations partners. This is a significant conservation win that safeguards coastal carnivores from commercial trophy hunting in an area of over 2,350 square kilometres. We owe all of you a …

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Achiever rests in the quiet of the Great Bear Rainforest coast.

Tracking Raincoast into 2019 | Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Read Tracking Raincoast into 2019 online . You can also download Tracking Raincoast into 2019 and share with friends. This past summer, the world’s attention was focused on the critically endangered Southern Resident killer whale population that inhabits the Salish Sea and its outside coastal waters. Tahlequah (J35) carried her dead calf for more than two weeks in a …

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A map of the Nadeea tenure with logos by Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Central Coast First Nations.

We did it! Fundraising for the Nadeea tenure is complete

Yesterday was the day of reckoning. With online donations, cheques arriving in the mail, and match funding in place, we can now confirm that we’ve finally met our fundraising goal of $500,000! In the coming weeks we will formally complete our purchase of the Nadeea hunting tenure, and another 2,350 square kilometres of the Great …

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Pencil drawing of a bear and wolf sniffing each others' face.

Why safeguard coastal carnivores? One of the reasons has to do with safeguarding a large, healthy, and diverse ecosystem

Why safeguard coastal carnivores? One of the reasons has to do with safeguarding a large, healthy, and diverse ecosystem (including animals, plants, place, and yes, even us humans). Large carnivores play an important role in ecosystem health. Cougars, wolves and bears, for example, are imposing predators. In the animal world, their presence alone (regardless of …

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A wolf rests in the intertidal zone.

Rain Wolf, by Cristina Mittermeier

This 30×45 inch aluminum fine art print is up for auction to raise funds for our Safeguard Coastal Carnivores campaign to permanently end commercial trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest. A virtuous mind and voice in conservation photography and one of the most influential photographers in the world, Cristina Mittermeier has been hailed as …

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A grizzly stands in the mist of the Great Bear Rainforest.

One Shot for Coastal Carnivores auction ending on Friday

This image is 40”x60” printed on fine art archival fine art paper matted and framed. It is up for auction to raise funds for our Safeguard Coastal Carnivores campaign to permanently end commercial trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest. To the extent that I can use my camera to make this point, for others …

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A person walks through the snow over a giant blue mountain near Whistler.

Join us in Whistler tonight, Saturday December 8th: One Shot for Coastal Carnivores

Join us in Whistler tonight, Saturday December 8th, for the opening night of One Shot for Coastal Carnivores Exhibit at the @AudainArtMuseum and help us bring a permanent end to commercial trophy hunting in the Nadeea tenure of the Great Bear Rainforest. Tonight’s event is from 7-9:30pm. This is our last showing of this exhibit …

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Black bear in a creek.

Join us in Whistler for the next One Shot for Coastal Carnivores Exhibit

Will you be joining us in Whistler for the next One Shot for Coastal Carnivores Exhibit? Saturday, December 8th: 7-930pm at the Audain Art Museum in Whistler, BC. Presented by Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Grizzly Bear Foundation and sponsored by the @AudainArtMuseum and @NimmoBayResort, this evening presents two conservation photography exhibits in support of coastal carnivore conservation. Join us to make the …

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Join us to Safeguard Coastal Carnivores on November 30th at Patagonia Whistler.

Join us at Patagonia, Whistler, on November 30

Patagonia Whistler | November 30 | 7:00pm to 9:00pm | Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Coastal First Nations are working to end all commercial trophy hunting in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest. We are hosting them at Patagonia Whistler for an evening of stories and photography …

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