Commonwealth NGOs
related to forestry

bullet1 CANADA

bullet2 Raincoast Conservation Society

PO Box 8663

Victoria, BC V8W 3S2




Type:  NGO   

Scope:  local   

Interest in Forestry:  central


In a little more than a decade, a handful of dedicated people at Raincoast have made incredible gains towards protecting the Great Bear Rainforest and attracting the attention of millions of people to its rare beauty and threatened status. Our on-the-ground approach has given us a deep-rooted understanding of this vast coastline. It has also enabled us to bear witness to environmental tragedies that otherwise would have gone undocumented.

Founded in 1990, Raincoast Conservation Society is a non-profit research and public education organization. We work in partnership with scientists, First Nations, local communities and Non-governmental Organizations to build support for decisions that protect marine and rainforest habitat on BC’s central and north coast.

Raincoast accomplishes its goals by:

Producing public educational materials including books, film documentaries, scientific reports, and other literature.

Conducting scientific field research, including studies on coastal wolves, grizzly bear habitat, and wild salmon to develop science-based conservation plans for BC’s coast.

On-the-ground monitoring, photography and videography of threatened river valleys.

Mobilizing public support throughout North America and Europe using lectures and slide shows, films and photography, and print, radio, and television media.

Land acquisition projects that protect key wilderness and culturally significant areas.

Supporting sustainable economic opporutinties for coastal communities.