• 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 

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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

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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.





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Photo Of The Day

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"RT @NatGeoPhotos: Beyond the glitz of tourist beaches, locals cling to the spirit of the ocean. Photos of pure Hawaii: https://t.co/2FVisM0M1b"
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"RT @Raincoast: Looking forward to a sold out event tonight with Spirit Bear Research Foundation @spiritbearbc @ChrisDarimont #uvic https://…"
9 hours ago
"RT @ChalifourLia: Looking 4ward to tonight! Talks by @ChrisDarimont of @Raincoast and Doug Neasloss of @spiritbearbc for a great cause httphttps://t.co/slV3Pd5iZX"
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"RT @VictoriaNHS: Am I the only one that can't keep up with all the really cool stuff @HakaiInstitute & @hakaimagazine is writing, filming …"
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"RT @HakaiInstitute: Front page of NYTimes online this morning. Not 2 shabby! @hakaimagazine https://t.co/zHgXVrdpdl https://t.co/126hCC4Kkk"
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"RT @HakaiInstitute: What trophy hunters' 📷 reveal abt their motivations @Raincoast @ChrisDarimont https://t.co/yJsT8vc3z9 @VancouverSun htt…"
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"RT @Aerin_J: "Carnivore #conservation in the land of the Spirit Bear" https://t.co/mBPI5Wflwr | #YYJ Nov 25, #YVR Nov 26. #bears https://t.…"
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"RT @AndrewDavies: The extrajudicial state of affairs in France https://t.co/pKVE1npSKc https://t.co/r94R1ewB81"
17 hours ago
"RT @ben_dantzer: Electric shock causes physiological stress responses in shore crabs, consistent with prediction of pain. https://t.co/zgFGP6yO8A"
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"RT @AWF_Official: A #leopard—the most elusive #bigcat—arrives on the scene (but just for a moment). https://t.co/3ngczCR2GX"