Terminal 2

Raincoast scientist in grey t shirt and off white cargo pants stands on a bank of grass by the Fraser River estuary holding onto a blue net with orange balls spaced out on top, tied to a tall pole under blue skies.

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 year five, this work is helping us understand how the estuary supports millions of juvenile salmon in its different habitats …

Stop Terminal 2 expansion

Raincoast wants to stop Terminal 2 and protect migratory birds. The Port of Vancouver’s proposed Terminal 2 expansion would double the size of its shipping terminal. If approved, this project would permanently alter the flow of water across intertidal habitat …

Black, brown and white sandpiper seen with its beak on the ground, a small shadow under it on the Fraser River estuary banks, a film of thin water spreading out from under its legs to the horizon.

Hundreds of thousands of birds at risk

Port Metro Vancouver’s proposed Terminal 2 expansion project, is putting hundreds of thousands of birds at risk.

The Port’s Terminal 2 expansion would double the size of its shipping terminal in the Fraser River Estuary. If approved, this project would …

Two small Chinook salmon juveniles are seen in deep dark green waters of the Fraser river

Stop Terminal 2 expansion

Have you heard of Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 2 expansion?⠀

Port of Vancouver is proposing to double the size of its shipping terminal in the Fraser River Estuary.⠀

The construction of Terminal 2 will affect a key prey …

A pale brown barn owl wings spread wide in flight low above the ground, wheat coloured grass stalks waving below.

Heart of the Fraser River estuary threatened

Despite having already lost almost 80% of its naturally functioning habitat, the estuary is relied on by millions of birds.

During spring and fall migration, the estuary hosts nearly all the world’s population of Western Sandpipers. Year round, it is …

Green water under the surface at the Fraser river estuary, and salmon seen as small darts swimming along in the water

Take action to protect Fraser river estuary

British Columbia’s Fraser Estuary is currently at risk from industrialization.

The proposed Terminal 2 expansion will further destroy and degrade wildlife habitat in the Fraser River Estuary, an area that is home to more than 100 species of wildlife at-risk …

Reject Terminal 2 expansion

We are working to protect the Fraser Estuary from the Terminal 2 Expansion.

The Port of Vancouver is proposing to almost double the size of their existing terminal, Deltaport Terminal, in the Fraser Estuary.

As a nursery and feeding ground, …

Close up of orca whale, black and white head and body and front fins visible in clear green water

Recovery efforts for resident orcas

In 2019, we saw the most significant threat reduction measures the Canadian government has taken to date to support recovery of Southern Resident killer whales.

Our engagement with federal departments helped establish five technical working groups that focus on specific …

A flock of white and black snow geese with yellow beaks captured in mid flight as they crpwd out the blue in the sky, above paler blue waters of the Fraser Estuary

Help stop Terminal 2 expansion

In the heart of the Fraser Estuary, the Port of Vancouver is proposing to double the size of the Deltaport shipping terminal at Roberts Bank, putting further stress on an estuary which has already lost over 80% of its natural …

Close up photograph of an orca whale, white and black face and black body partially out of green water.

Southern Residents and recovery

In 2019, we saw the most significant threat reduction measures the Canadian government has taken to date to support recovery of Southern Resident killer whales. Through coordinated legal, scientific, and public outreach strategies, and government negotiations, Raincoast and our …

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