Tracking Raincoast

A grizzly bear standing on two legs looks through a large camera on a tripod by the river.

Photography

We have always been committed to wildlife welfare ethics. This year we published our first Photography Ethics Policy to guide our acquisition and use of photography. We believe that a photographer or videographer should consider these ethics when capturing media …

A rainbow is created by the exhalation of a killer whale breaking through the water.

Southern Residents and recovery

Reversing, or even slowing, our systemic unsustainable human footprint on a time scale relevant to dwindling wildlife populations is a challenge.

Raincoast’s approach to recovering Southern Resident killer whales stands on two primary tenets. First is to hold the …

Brown grizzly sits in shallow water while mist and mountains rise behind it.

Friend of Raincoast, Eric Sambol

Raincoast is fortunate to work with several amazing photographers. This year we wanted to pay special tribute to Eric Sambol. Eric’s images have been key in a number of our initiatives. They have secured us cover shots in scientific journals …

Triptych of photographs. Biggest picture is aerial shot of Raincoast boat Achiever with sail up in sea green water. Top left is skipper Nick Sinclair in a red beanie on the boat. Bottom left is a group of people with cameras and other equipment standing on the boat looking at the water to its side.

Marine operations

The past year saw Achiever and crew as busy as ever with research projects, monitoring visits to our hunting tenures in the Great Bear Rainforest, and playing a central role in our expanding program of youth education in the Salish …

Students aboard Achiever look at the charts during the Salish Sea Emerging Stewards program.

Empowering youth leadership

The Salish Sea Emerging Stewards program is based on the idea of consilience – the convergence of principles from different disciplines to form a comprehensive theory. In this case we seek to weave academic, scientific, and Indigenous perspectives on stewardship …

Spirit bear to the left of picture holds a pink salmon that is still alive in its mouth, as it stands on rocks near flowing silver water.

Raincoast Applied Conservation Science Lab

The importance of salmon diversity

One of the most important characteristics of science is its ability to improve understanding about the natural world. Often that means questioning ‘established’ knowledge. For years, we have advocated for increased allocation of salmon for …

Gulf Islands

Gulf Islands forest project

British Columbia’s Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) zone is a rare forest type that lines the southeastern coast of Vancouver Island, crosses through the Gulf Islands, and reaches the Sunshine Coast. Heavily impacted by historic and ongoing logging and development, the CDF …

Blue grey Fraser river estuary with cargo ships and a fishing vessel in the deep water, foregrounded by four scientists standing on rocks on the shore looking at and discussing a green net at a breach

A vision for the coast, as we head into 2020

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has donated and shared our end of year fundraising drive. We are grateful to be surrounded by people, businesses and organizations that share our vision and are willing to invest in our initiatives. …

Team page from Tracking Raincoast is a long list of people on top of an epic Grizzly bear eating a salmon.

Time of gratitude, time of belonging

Tracking Raincoast details our achievements and future plans, it also identifies our whole Raincoast family, 32 people in all. From our research associates to our administrators, scientists, communications professionals, mariners, and educators, all play a vital role. Similarly, it’s you, …

End of year collage of nine wildlife photographs of bears, wolves, cougars and Southern Resident killer whales in the Great Bear Rainforest.

2017 draws to a close

As 2017 draws to a close we have some things to celebrate, not least the end of grizzly hunting in British Columbia.

If you are interested in what we have planned to rewild the Lower Fraser River, protect Southern Resident …

Beautiful brown grizzly bear face with mouth partially open

Tracking Raincoast into 2017

What’s that? Tracking Raincoast into 2017 is out?

For news on our conservation and research highlights from 2016 and our focus for 2017, follow the link in our bio. 

Our conservation efforts for grizzly bears includes working to end the …

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