• Overlapping Niches

    Overlapping Niches

    Much of our work examines how wildlife and humans compete over shared resources, such as salmon.

  • Where the Land Meets the Sea

    Where the Land Meets the Sea

    We explore questions related to biogeography and marine-terrestrial interactions.

  • Community-Engaged Research

    Community-Engaged Research

    Central to our work are relationships with the people, communities and Indigenous Nations of the BC coast.

  • As if Animals Mattered

    As if Animals Mattered

    We develop and apply an emerging principle in wildlife studies: taking animal welfare into the wild.


Welcome.  Take a peek around.  You might notice that we have been busy doing what we love: science inspired by nature, people, and place.

Please consider following our work on Twitter: Subscribe to ‘Hakai-Raincoast ACS Lab‘ list on Twitter or find us directly (e.g., @ChrisDarimont). Also check out our YouTube channel and our media page.

Recent News 

cons week header date
Conservation Week Livestreaming

We are offering livestreaming for Michael Soulé’s lecture on Wed Nov 18, 4:00-5:30pm

Acknowledging inequalities in conservation science

  Every month, our Ecology@UVic discussion group has a theme. This November is

cons week header date
Conservation Week at UVic – Full Schedule

  What is ‘conservation biology’ in 2015? What has it accomplished, and how


Our lab owes its existence to the foresight and investments of the Tula Foundation and the Raincoast Conservation Foundation (and those that fund Raincoast).  Investors in our work – which is frightfully expensive - are big and small.  They include those who keep us caffeinated, form partnerships with us, provide in-kind assistance and/or make significant financial contributions (namely, Tula and Raincoast). Although one major donor family wishes to remain anonymous, we honour them in spirit and show gratitude to others listed below.





mountaineers foundation


CFI Logo


Photo Of The Day

A view of the Great Bear Rainforest. Photo Credit: Alena Ebeling-Schuld

Tweet Tweet

"RT @DailyMail: Far out dude! Satellite pictures reveal Burning Man festival from space 🚀 https://t.co/Zge6j1v8B6 https://t.co/yfITgOINrJ"
22 hours ago
".@Raincoast @wolfnbearhugger @KyleArtelle Our friends at@SalmonCoast did it. Bravo! R turn 2 replace r aged hull https://t.co/QSCkJRArVf"
"This pretty much sums it up https://t.co/7MUXk3GT6Q"
3 days ago
"RT @MartinDaubney: #HipsterClassifieds For sale: Penny Farthing. Used only once, on way to accident & emergency department https://t.co/FsZ…"
3 days ago
"RT @Jamie_Woodward_: Irish elk stags shed and regrew their enormous (3.5 to 4 m) antlers every year #IceAgeFact (Megaloceros giganteus) htt…"
4 days ago
"RT @MarinePolicy: Just a sea lion riding a whale… https://t.co/EJPQOePkkw"
7 days ago
"RT @IainMcKechnie: @UVicAnthro anchovy are quite common in sites on the southern BC coast, & the 10th most ubiquitous on whole coast https:https://t.co/BAL3IVLcCF"
7 days ago
"RT @APTNNews: "We were trained our entire lives to ignore" says Downie at final #TheHip concert https://t.co/FheuLf9Zsr https://t.co/GnqjU…"
7 days ago
"RT @jennischine: This is powerful. Stand with the #Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw and get #fishfarmsout. https://t.co/8oqWjLqza1"
7 days ago
"RT @joshloftin: Next time I hear somebody "It's too hard," I'm going to show a video of a guy with brain cancer entering the 3rd hour of a#TheHip"
8 days ago