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.
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
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
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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.
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