We are offering gifts with KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest donations to show our gratitude

With just one week left to double your impact, we are introducing new belted kingfisher swag!

On March 21, the first day of spring, the Pender Conservancy and Raincoast launched a $100,000 matching campaign toward the purchase and protection of KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest. This was made possible due to a generous financial pledge from Sitka Foundation. Shortly thereafter, an additional $100,000 was pledged toward this matching campaign by an anonymous donor, bringing the matching campaign total to $200,000! Since launching the matching campaign nearly $80,000 has been raised. With a matching campaign deadline of June 8th (World Oceans Day), we have to raise $120,000 in one week. 

To help us toward this goal, the Conservancy and Raincoast have been working with artists and artisans to show our appreciation to our generous community of supporters. Between now and June 8th, a limited amount of the following gifts will be available to those who make donations in-person at the Pender Islands Conservancy Nature Centre at Hope Bay, Pender BC, or the Raincoast table at World Environment Day in Sidney, BC on June 5th.  

Note: We are unable to ship gifts at this time.

Gift for a donation between $25 and $49

A belted kingfisher postcard painted by Morgan Warren.

Painting of a Kingfisher with water in the background.
Pender Afternoon. Painted by Morgan Warren.

Gift for a donation between $50 and $99

A belted kingfisher patch.

Gift for a donation between $100 and $149

A belted kingfisher enamel pin designed by Owl and Bear Studio.

Gift for a donation over $150

A belted kingfisher, needle felted by Kiara Davies of K Creations.

About 15 felted belted kingfishers

KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest is located on the traditional territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ people and is home to rare and threatened ecosystems characteristic to the Coastal Douglas-fir biogeoclimatic zone. It is home to over 100 bird species, including the property’s namesake: belted kingfishers

This matching campaign is just one step in a much larger, months-long campaign to protect KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest in perpetuity, with a final fundraising goal of $2.1 million. You can track our progress and learn more about our land protection work by visiting our campaign page. You can also make an online donation, but unfortunately we are unable to ship donation gifts at this time

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Raincoast’s in-house scientists, collaborating graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professors make us unique among conservation groups. We work with First Nations, academic institutions, government, and other NGOs to build support and inform decisions that protect aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and the wildlife that depend on them. We conduct ethically applied, process-oriented, and hypothesis-driven research that has immediate and relevant utility for conservation deliberations and the collective body of scientific knowledge.

We investigate to understand coastal species and processes. We inform by bringing science to decision-makers and communities. We inspire action to protect wildlife and wildlife habitats.

Coastal wolf with a salmon in its month.
Photo by Dene Rossouw.