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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.

Help us extend our protection of wildlife

We now need 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 this 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

After years of controversy, in 2017 the provincial government announced an end to all grizzly bear hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest. 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 all large carnivore trophy hunting on the coast.

Help secure the Nadeea tenure

A Sitka Spruce shows how much money we've already raised: $150,000.

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

Coastal First Nations logoYour 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.

A map of the tenure, Nadeea, that we have an agreement to purchase.

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