A gift to end commercial trophy hunting of coastal carnivores

100% of donations go directly to our coastal carnivore campaign.

A wolf trots across the eel grass in the estuary.

Photo by Bertie Gregory.

#GivingTuesday is a global movement of generosity that has a huge impact on smaller charitable organizations like Raincoast. Raincoast is funded by donations from people like you and those donations allow us to continue our work of protecting the wildlife of BC’s coast, the Salish Sea, Great Bear Rainforest and beyond.

100% of your donations via this link will go directly to our coastal carnivores campaign and provide permanent protection for animals like this coastal wolf, which was killed not long after this image was captured. 

One of our greatest achievements at Raincoast has been to support the end of trophy hunting of grizzly bears throughout British Columbia. Acquiring the remaining commercial hunting tenures in the Great Bear Rainforest will extend this protection to all coastal carnivores in this vast region. To date we have secured the commercial hunting rights in an area of over 50,000 sq. km. 

Our next tenure acquisition covers an area of over 5000 sq. km. It includes the spectacular Kitlope Valley, the largest intact coastal temperate rainforest watershed in the world.

In July we secured the $100,000 deposit for the Kitlope tenure acquisition. With some recent photography sales from our “One Shot for Coastal Carnivores” initiative and commitments from other major donors, we will have raised over $200,000 heading into the holiday season. 

With this in mind, our goal is to raise $225,000 by December 2019 to reach the half-way point and put us on the downhill slope for the New Year. 

Whether you donate today or before the New Year, your gift provides security to all coastal carnivores that make the Kitlope their home.

Chris Genovali, executive director of Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Chris Genovali, Executive Director

Chris Genovali has served as Executive Director for the Raincoast Conservation Foundation for twenty years. When he’s not on a hiking trail with Atticus, the Raincoast dog, you can find him at his desk in Sidney.

Help us safeguard coastal carnivores in the Kitlope.