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Help us safeguard coastal carnivores in the Kitlope tenure, in Great Bear Rainforest

Working with our First Nations partners, our goal is to permanently end commercial trophy hunting of all large carnivores in the Great Bear Rainforest.

$115,000 toward $650,000
18%

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.

A strategy with a proven track record

We have now acquired the commercial trophy hunting rights in approximately 33,500 square kilometres of BC’s Great Bear Rainforest. We extinguish guided hunting when we purchase the tenures. Our ultimate goal is to secure the rights to all commercial trophy hunting tenures on the BC coast. We now stand poised to complete the job.

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A wolf lies down in the sand on the central coast of BC.

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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 carnivores from trophy hunting in three jurisdictions in the Great Bear Rainforest.

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Together we can finish the job.

Help us Safeguard Coastal Carnivores

Map of the Kitlope commercial hunting tenure in the Great Bear Rainforest, BC.

Help us take the next step toward finishing the job

This commercial hunting tenure is 5300 km2.

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Working with First Nations

Your support will help Raincoast and our 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.

Another way you can help us end commercial trophy hunting

To help us raise the funds to buy the Kitlope tenure, we have launched our peer to peer fundraising platform – a new way that our supporters can fundraise as an individual or in a team online.

Individuals or groups can make a fundraising profile and find creative ways to raise money. In the past people have organized events, had bake sales, donated profits from their businesses, asked for donations in lieu of birthday gifts and more!

To get started set up an account within our Canada Helps fundraising page. Enter your information, add a photo and the reasons why you’re fundraising and set a fundraising goal for yourself. In less than 5 minutes you’ll have a profile and can start getting creative to protect coastal carnivores.

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