Help us safeguard coastal carnivores in the Great Bear Rainforest
Working with our Coastal First Nations partners, our goal is to permanently end commercial trophy hunting of all large carnivores in the Great Bear Rainforest.
Update: we can now confirm that we’ve finally met our fundraising goal of $500,000! In the coming weeks we will formally complete our purchase of the Nadeea hunting tenure, and another 2,350 square kilometres of the Great Bear Rainforest will be free from commercial trophy hunting.
Help us extend our protection of wildlife
Our next step is to raise $500,000 to acquire a fourth commercial hunting licence covering 2,300 square kilometers in the heart of the British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest. Securing the Nadeea tenure allows us to permanently end commercial trophy hunting of grizzlies, black bears (some of which carry the Spirit bear producing gene), wolves, cougars and wolverines in some of the region’s most spectacular watersheds.
Permanent end to commercial trophy hunting
Purchasing the remaining commercial tenures in the Great Bear Rainforest, coupled with the province’s ban on the grizzly hunt, is a significant step towards our goal of ending commercial trophy hunting of all coastal carnivores, including wolves.
Help secure the Nadeea tenure; done!
A strategy with a proven track record
We have acquired the commercial trophy hunting rights in approximately 30,000 square kilometres of BC’s Great Bear Rainforest. We extinguish guided hunting when we purchase the tenures. Our ultimate goal is to protect bears and secure the rights to all commercial trophy hunting tenures on the BC coast. We now stand poised to complete the job.
Working with Coastal First Nations
Your support will help Raincoast and our Coastal First Nations partners end commercial trophy hunting in their territories.
Purchasing these tenures is one small part of the process of respecting the autonomy of First Nations communities in the Great Bear Rainforest.
Buying hunting territories, a permanent fix
As the only permanent solution to stopping the commercial trophy hunt appeared to be buying out hunting licenses, we began purchasing hunting rights in 2005. With your help we have given protection to bears from trophy hunting in three jurisdictions in the Great Bear Rainforest.
Help us take the next step toward finishing the job
This commercial hunting tenure is 2350 km2.