Due to so many generous donations, we are now at 95% of our $1.92 million fundraising goal to purchase the commercial trophy hunting rights in the Southern Great Bear Rainforest tenure!
A generous donor has offered to help get us over the finish line by matching donations until December 22nd. That means that every dollar donated will go twice as far in helping us permanently protect coastal carnivores.
We have only 11 days left to reach our goal. We have received tremendous support since the launch of the campaign and could not be more grateful for all the donations we’ve already received and for your donations that will be matched in this final push. Every donation is tax deductible.
About this campaign
The strategy to purchase tenures was born in 2005, subsequent to the grizzly bear hunting ban that we spearheaded and achieved in 2001. The ban was implemented, but with a change in government it was overturned after being in effect for only one spring hunting season. Given that the political landscape offered little hope for stopping trophy hunting of large carnivores, we pioneered a new approach to permanently saving bears, wolves, and other top predators.
Following a Raincoast-led campaign, the provincial government banned grizzly bear hunting in 2017, but trophy hunting for all other large carnivore species including wolves, black bears, cougars, and wolverines was still allowed. Since 2005, we have purchased five tenures covering approximately 39,000 km2 of the Great Bear Rainforest. Securing this latest tenure will end commercial trophy hunting in an area twice the size of Vancouver Island. Our goal is to permanently end commercial trophy hunting of all large carnivores in the Great Bear Rainforest.
Note regarding donations of securities
Due to transfer times, settlement dates, and holiday closures, it would be best for charitable donations of stock to be sent by December 15th at the latest. This allows for sufficient time for all the processes to take place and ensure that donors have their securities donations settled before year-end.
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