Marine mammals

British Columbia’s coastline is 900 kilometres as the crow flies, but includes over 27,000 kilometers of archipelago, inlets, islands and fjords. This geography fosters a spectacular diversity of life but also makes it vulnerable to a variety of threats, from oil spills to increasing industrialization. Our marine conservation program aims to protect marine mammals, marine birds and their habitats.

Southern Residents and recovery

Southern Residents and recovery

Raincoast’s approach to recovering Southern Resident killer whales stands on two primary tenets. First is to hold the line: to keep critical habitat in the Salish Sea from becoming further degraded. The second tenet is to reduce the immediate threats undermining their survival; lack of food, noise and disturbance from vessels, and pollutants that accumulate in their food.
The Supreme Court of Canada announced today that it will not hear a set of legal challenges to help the Southern Resident killer whales

The Supreme Court of Canada announced today that it will not hear a set of legal challenges to help the Southern Resident killer whales

Breaking News: The Supreme Court of Canada announced today that it will not hear a set of legal challenges to the federal government’s re-approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline project, including...
The Federal Court of Appeal ruled against hearing case challenging the federal government approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

The Federal Court of Appeal ruled against hearing case challenging the federal government approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

BREAKING NEWS: Today the Federal Court of Appeal ruled that it will not hear our case - with Eco Justice and Living Oceans - challenging the federal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline project...