Save the great bears

Coastal First Nations logoHelp us bring a permanent end to commercial trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest

Working with our Coastal First Nations partners, our goal is to acquire all remaining commercial hunting tenures in the Great Bear Rainforest. You can help us extinguish guided hunting.

Donate to Save the Great Bears

Your donation will help us buy out the next commercial hunting tenure, expanding the safe zone, and helping to bring a stop to the killing of bears in the Great Bear Rainforest.

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Denman Island Chocolate has stepped up to save bears and to give you a chance to win a trip in the Great Bear Rainforest.

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A strategy with a proven track record

We have acquired the commercial trophy hunting rights in approximately 30,000 square kilometres of BC’s Great Bear Rainforest. We extinguish guided hunting when we purchase the tenures. Our ultimate goal is to protect bears and secure the rights to all commercial trophy hunting tenures on the BC coast. We now stand poised to complete the job.

Working with Coastal First Nations

Coastal First Nations logo

Your support will help Raincoast and our Coastal First Nations partners  end commercial trophy hunting in their territories.

Purchasing these tenures is one small part of the process of respecting the autonomy of First Nations communities in the Great Bear Rainforest.

Buying hunting territories, a permanent fix

As the only permanent solution to stopping the commercial trophy hunt appeared to be buying out hunting licenses, we began purchasing hunting rights in 2005. With your help we have given protection to bears from trophy hunting in three jurisdictions in the Great Bear Rainforest.

The Price of the Prize

This CBC documentary, by award winning filmmaker and journalist Brandy Yanchuk, can be livestreamed at CBC .

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Raincoast’s in-house scientists, collaborating graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professors make us unique among conservation groups. We work with First Nations, academic institutions, government, and other NGOs to build support and inform decisions that protect aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and the wildlife that depend on them. We conduct ethically applied, process-oriented, and hypothesis-driven research that has immediate and relevant utility for conservation deliberations and the collective body of scientific knowledge.

We investigate to understand coastal species and processes. We inform by bringing science to decision-makers and communities. We inspire action to protect wildlife and wildlife habitats.

Coastal wolf with a salmon in its month.
Photo by Dene Rossouw.