Robert Bateman’s realistic painting style, featuring wildlife in its habitat, encourages the viewer to examine the natural world and reflects his commitment to ecology. Besides being one of Canada’s best-known artists, he is a spokesperson for many environmental issues.
The subject of numerous books and films, his honours and awards are many, including twelve honourary doctorates, three schools named after him, and Officer of the Order of Canada. His artistic legacy will soon be displayed at the new Bateman Centre in Victoria, BC, with educational initiatives through both the Centre and Royal Roads University.
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Giving to Raincoast enables you to protect what you love most.
For 25 years, Raincoast has been furthering biodiversity conservation in BC. Thanks to your generous donations, among many other accomplishments, we have been able to end commercial trophy hunting of large carnivores in over 38,000 square kilometers of the Great Bear Rainforest, begin acquiring forest land in order to protect threatened Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystems, aid recovery of endangered Southern Resident killer whales by restoring Chinook salmon habitat, and establish a university research lab dedicated to applied conservation science. Strong partnerships are integral to our success.
Our efforts need to be maintained and advanced, now more than ever. As the biodiversity and climate crises collide, your support allows us to continue to make tangible conservation gains.
Biodiversity protection is the most important gift we can give the next generation. Join us as a Raincoaster today!