Join Raincoast in Victoria to view this unique exhibit and help us stop commercial trophy hunting

This November the Bateman Centre will host three events and the One Shot for Coastal Carnivores exhibit to help secure the Nadeea tenure - the next step in permanently ending the commercial trophy hunt in the Great Bear Rainforest.

After a fantastic launch in Vancouver we are looking forward to sharing our One Shot for Coastal Carnivores show with our home crowd in Victoria. We hope to see you at one of the nights at the Bateman Centre; there are three great opportunities to join us.

With less than two months to raise the final $190,000, you can contribute by bidding on the photography, donating or attending one of the events. Whether your contribution is the ticket price, $140 for a limited edition print, or a larger amount as a gift, each donation will get us closer.

The exhibit runs from the 14th to the 21st and there are three evening events we want you to know about.

Opening night – November 14th

On November 14th we open the first showing of the One Shot for Coastal Carnivores exhibit at the Robert Bateman Centre in Victoria.

The Bateman Centre will serve as a backdrop for this unique photography collection with contributions from April Bencze, Tavish Campbell, Karen Cooper, Colleen Gara, Bertie Gregory, Melissa Groo, Brad Hill, John Marriott, Cristina Mittermeier, Neil Ever Osborne, Eric Sambol and Andrew Wright.

Raincoast’s Brian Falconer will share the story of how we started our innovative approach of buying commercial hunting tenures. He will also have some exciting news on our progress with Coastal First Nations to permanently end commercial trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest.

Opening night (free)

Nature Talks logo, by Spinnakers. Nature Talks, with Chris Darimont, November 15th

As part of the Nature Talks series of our event partners – the Robert Bateman Centre – this evening will be hosted by Raincoast’s Director of Science, Dr. Chris Darimont. Feature speakers Lauren Eckert, Lauren Henson, and Megan Adams, Raincoast research associates, will share examples of current scientific work supporting conservation of large carnivores. Tickets $10.00

Nature Talks   Or here

Women in Conservation, November 16thth

From Indigenous partners to scientists, journalists to business owners, and philanthropists to artists, Raincoast is fortunate to have numerous leaders supporting our conservation efforts. This evening, hosted by Raincoast board chair and Maple Leaf Adventures co-owner Maureen Gordon, will offer an opportunity to learn from, engage and celebrate women in conservation. Tickets $20

Women in Conservation

Help us protect KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest

Together with Pender Islands Conservancy, we are raising funds to purchase and permanently protect a 45 acre forested property on the edge of the Salish Sea. The KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest is located within the Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) biogeoclimatic zone, one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in Canada. It is also among the most threatened in Canada. Protecting these forests is an investment in our collective future.

We’ve just announced a donation matching campaign to support the purchase and permanent protection of KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest. Every dollar donated before December 31, 2022 will be matched by anonymous donors. This is a chance for you to double your impact!