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Announcements – bears

September 15th 2012

Conservation group buys hunting rights

by Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist
A group adamantly opposed to trophy hunting of grizzly and black bears now controls hunting rights in a vast area of BC’s central coast…

September 14th 2012

Raincoast secures ‘Spirit Bear’ trophy hunting territory

On the heels of coastal First Nations’ declaration opposing the grizzly and black bear hunts, Raincoast has purchased the commercial hunting rights to a large portion of the Great Bear Rainforest

December 27th 2011

Spirit bear hunting territory: January update

Frustrating and unnecessary government delays have prevented us from being able to announce this purchase. However, in December 2011 we received assurances from the BC provincial government that the territory will be transferred to us in early 2012.

August 2nd 2011

Spirit Bear Hunting Territory: August Update

Thank you for your generous support. We want to inform you that we have raised the purchase price and the closing costs for the acquisition. We are in the process of securing the territory transfer with the Ministry of Environment and will be providing more details when this has been completed. Stay tuned.

January 28th 2011

Help Raincoast end the trophy hunt

IMAGINE if your conservation investment could go directly to protecting the lives of wild animals, now and forever.

In 2005, our supporters helped us purchase a vast hunting territory and end commercial trophy hunting in an area three times the size of Yellowstone National Park….

January 27th 2011

If you can’t beat ‘em, buy ‘em

Raincoast has a track record with big ideas.  In a move that garnered worldwide attention, we purchased an exclusive 24,700 km2 hunting license for $1.3 million in 2005. Our purchase ended commercial trophy hunting over this huge region. Grizzlies, wolves, and black bears were no longer targets for commercial trophy hunters throughout much of British […]

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