The Vancouver launch of our One Shot for Coastal Carnivores show has been a great success. Hundreds of people visited the gallery and it was great to meet with friends, old and new. Gabriel George from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation welcomed us with song and stories that served as poignant reminder of the importance of our relationships with wildlife and perseverance in our efforts and colleagues from our partner Coastal First Nations, as the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo Xai-Xais, Nuxalk and Wuikinuxv Nations joined to lend their support.
We now have bids on a number of pieces and we’ve sold limited editions prints. Thanks to numerous donations, large and small, we have now raised $313,182. This gives us less than two months to secure the last $186,818 before the agreement expires.
We only need to buy these rights once and then this one-time acquisition means that we permanently eliminate commercial trophy hunting in this Nadeea tenure. Tweet This!
The Nadeea tenure covers an area of 2,350 square kilometres and contains some of the most iconic watersheds in the Great Bear Rainforest. We only need to buy these rights once and then this one-time acquisition means that we permanently eliminate commercial trophy hunting in this Nadeea tenure. We are close and we are going to need your help to get there.
We can leave a legacy on this coast that current and future generations of grizzly bears, Spirit bears, black bears, wolves and other wildlife will benefit from; now and in perpetuity.
A huge thanks to Karen Cooper and her husband Bob and brother Brian for hosting us at their gallery. In addition to donating pieces, and the gallery space, Karen and Bob have helped us with every step along the way and we are immensely grateful.
It is support like this that keeps us going, and we are nearly there. Please consider how you can help us Safeguard these Coastal Carnivores.
With our thanks.
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