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Chinook salmon visible as dark shapes underwater in clear green shallow water in the Fraser river, beside the bank under blue and white skies

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 in the last two decades despite millions of dollars invested annually in hatcheries.

Growing evidence indicates that billions of hungry …

A medium sized brown wolf is seen mid motion with its one front leg and one hind leg off the ground traversing rocky terrain

Interview with Dr. Heather Bryan

This week we published an interview with Dr. Heather Bryan.

I think one of the themes that has emerged from Raincoast’s research is how interconnected wolves are with the marine landscape, and that was a big theme of Dr. Chris
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 …

Close up of a beautiful light brown wolf's face, bathed in sunlight.

Protect wolves on BC coast

All predators on the British Columbia coast need our protection.

You can help end commercial trophy hunting in the Kitlope Conservancy and surrounding area forever.

We need $100,000 to buy out Kitlope’s hunting tenure, which would mean the end of …

Grizzly bear walks on shallow water and rocks with salmon caught in its mouth, backgrounded by green trees.

Monitoring bears in Wuikinuxv

With the Raincoast lab’s field work season still on hold due to covid-19, we have been asking our scientists to keep you engaged with the people and places in which we work.

Megan Adams shares about the work the lab …

Spirit bear stands at the topf of a small stretch of waterfalllooking at the white froth and green water while lush green forest and trees rise in the background

Earth Day

On this Earth Day we celebrate the land, water and wildlife that we work to protect on British Columbia’s coast.

Right now, as we distance from each other and the places we work, that disconnect from each other and nature …

Wet brown grizzly bear walks on rocks in shallow water

Almost halfway there

Great news! We have now raised over $250,000 towards the $650,000 needed to acquire the Kitlope commercial trophy hunting tenure. Success means that we extinguish commercial trophy hunting of carnivores in the stunning Kitlope Watershed, located on the northern reaches …

A beautiful white spirit bear captured in a close up photograph sits on all fours while staring with a soulful expression in to the camera

Spirit bears

Spirit bears are a valuable symbol of the Great Bear Rainforest.

Protecting both spirit bear and black bear habitat is essential because black bears can carry the recessive spirit bear gene. Although Spirit Bears are protected from trophy hunting, black …

Two orca whale bodies and their fins visible as they are more than half out of the blue ocean water, with some froth near their heads and a beautiful prism of rainbow colours arcing across the foreground

Show your love this Valentine’s day

Raincoast has a deep commitment to all the wildlife of BC’s Coast, including the Southern Resident killer whales.

We have been using science, legal action and public engagement to further recovery efforts for this critically endangered species. You can also …

Two bears in water with wet hair face the camera

Raincoast’s applied research

Although the Raincoast lab is known for its work on grizzly, black, and Spirit bears, we also conduct applied research on other organisms.⠀

Our general rule of thumb is to work on plants, animals, or relationships in the natural world …

Grizzly bear looks to the right from one corner of the frame in the Great Bear rainforest

On hope

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world.

It is an orientation of the spirit and orientation of the heart;

it transcends the world that is immediately experienced and is anchored somewhere beyond its horizons.

Hope, in this

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