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KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest matching campaign update

We raised $400,000 in 3 months!

It has been three months since Raincoast and the Pender Islands Conservancy launched a $200,000 matching campaign toward our latest collaborative land protection initiative. This campaign was made possible due to a $100,000 financial pledge from Sitka Foundation, which was then doubled by an anonymous donor. We are pleased to announce that we wrapped up the campaign having reached our matching target! This means we raised $400,000 in 3 months! This amount came from our amazing community of individual supporters, local small businesses, and the Islands Trust Conservancy, a regional land trust focused on safeguarding the lands and waters of the Salish Sea. 

Altogether, we have raised a total of $571,222.69 since we announced our intention to purchase and protect KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest. This brings us over 25% of the way to our $2.1 million goal!

A huge thanks to all of the people who contributed to this phase of the campaign! Purchasing this 45 acre forest is an ambitious goal considering our organizations completed our last land protection campaign just one year ago. We would not be able to mobilize this sort of conservation action without our incredible community of supporters. We are so grateful to those who have gotten us to this point and to those who will continue to support us as we work toward raising the remaining 75%.

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Monthly giving enables you to protect what you love. For 25 years, Raincoast has been furthering biodiversity conservation in BC. We have big plans and with your help we will: 

  • End commercial trophy hunting of large carnivores in the Great Bear Rainforest.
  • Acquire land in order to protect threatened Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystems.
  • Support the recovery of endangered Southern Resident killer whales by restoring Chinook salmon habitat, and so much more.
Chris Genovali, executive director of Raincoast Conservation Foundation.
Chris Genovali, Executive Director

Protecting biodiversity is the most important gift we can give the next generation. Join us as a Raincoaster today!