If you were to ask me what one thing always captures my attention, I would say it is a vision to protect the land and the animals that live on it.
When I first found out about Raincoast’s goal to buy up the commercial hunting territories in 2013, it was something I couldn’t ignore. So, on discovering the opportunity to fundraise for the Safeguarding Coastal Carnivores campaign earlier this year, I knew I had to sign up.
Having the ability to raise funds online has enabled me to proactively support this cause that I am passionate about, despite the thousands of kilometres that lay between my home in New Zealand and the Great Bear Rainforest on the northwest coast.
By being involved as a volunteer fundraiser, it keeps me hopeful for the well-being and long-term survival of every bear, wolf, wolverine and cougar that lives in this rain-swept region.
Support Angela’s fundraiser, and help safeguard coastal carnivores!
The purchase of the Nadeea tenure will not only give these animals a safe and secure existence, but will also lead to richer, stronger and more resilient ecosystems that are honoured and never exploited again.
Safeguarding coastal carnivores is particularly important to me because it is about respecting life. This campaign reflects back my own love for the wild and is a vital step in changing the way people perceive and treat the natural environment.
That is why it means a lot to me to be supporting Raincoast as a fundraiser right now. It is about declaring what behaviour is no longer acceptable towards all bear species, including black bears, in the Great Bear Rainforest.
I imagine giving generations of these wild and diverse animals the safety and freedom to live in the landscape where they were born, and to me, that is a future worth fundraising for.
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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!