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Coastal First Nations logoHelp 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. See our unique exhibit, One Shot for Coastal Carnivores, in Victoria and Whistler.

One Shot for Coastal Carnivores at the Robert Bateman Centre in Victoria has finished and the exhibit is on its way to Whistler! Support our efforts to secure the Nadeea tenure by making a bid in our online auction, or buy a print.

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

A Sitka Spruce shows how much money we've already raised: roughly $447,000.

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 guide outfitter hunting tenures in the Great Bear Rainforest, showing the new tenure we are working to acquire.

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