To celebrate the end of the year, we are so happy to be able to offer matching campaigns on two of our most urgent fundraising initiatives.
All donations to both the Southern Great Bear Rainforest tenure acquisition and our KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest initiative, will be matched until the end of the year. This is a great opportunity for our supporters, like you, to make your impact go twice as far, while benefiting from tax deductions.
Read through our FAQ page to learn more about tax deductible donations. There are many ways to support these campaigns: whether you choose to make an online donation, send a cheque, or donate stocks, your generosity will get us closer to our goal, and help make our dreams a reality!
Southern Great Bear Rainforest Tenure
One of our greatest achievements at Raincoast has been stopping commercial trophy hunting in a large area of the Great Bear Rainforest. We do this by purchasing the rights to hunt. To date we have secured the commercial hunting rights of over 38,000 km2, an area larger than Vancouver Island.
Our current tenure acquisition covers 18,239 km2, more than a quarter of the Great Bear Rainforest. The Southern tenure contains significant populations of grizzlies, cougars, black bears, wolves, and Roosevelt elk left in BC, as well as major river systems with critical estuaries that support healthy ecosystems. Wildlife will be permanently protected from commercial trophy hunting within this large area if we are able to purchase this tenure.
We have already raised over $804,032 of our total goal of $1.92 million to reach by the end of 2023. We are hoping that matched donations for the month of December will help us reach the half-way point to put us on the downhill slope for 2023!
KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest
Ecosystems in the Salish Sea have long been converted and fragmented, leaving a patchwork of altered landscapes. Less than 1% of the historic extent of old growth remains and biodiversity has plummeted due to logging and development, as well as the removal of Indigenous stewardship practices, alien species invasions, and disruption of local trophic cascades. One of the best ways to ensure land is permanently protected is to own it. And we need your help to do that.
The purchase of KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest will allow Raincoast to permanently protect and restore a 45 acre forested property within a globally rare ecosystem. In collaboration with the Pender Islands Conservancy, we have raised $1,816,800 of the $2.1 million required to complete this campaign.
We are so excited to share our annual report – Tracking Raincoast Into 2023 – with you! Tracking gives you highlights from the year, our science, flagship projects, as well as a peek at what’s in store for the coming year.
Dive into Tracking and learn more about our work safeguarding coastal carnivores in the Southern Great Bear Rainforest tenure. We are currently raising funds to stop commercial trophy hunting in more than a quarter of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. Now is a good time to sign up and stay connected to our community of researchers and change-makers.