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Help us safeguard coastal carnivores in the Kitlope tenure, in the 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.

$345,000 toward $650,000

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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People in a boat a ways from shore, watch a grizzly bear, in the Kitlope.

A new way to help us end trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest

By now you’ve probably seen the photos and video we’ve shared of the Kitlope, and hopefully you’re getting some sense of how spectacular this place ...
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A grizzly bear wanders along a grassy bank in the Kitlope: a graphic identifying that the downpayment is achieved floats on top with a map of the coast.

Success! We now have the downpayment for the Kitlope tenure

Today we reached our fundraising goal of $100,000, securing our deposit on the Kitlope tenure, with a day to spare. Thank you for helping us ...
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The Kitlope as seen from the air.

Two weeks left for the Kitlope

Over the last few months many of you have stepped up to support our efforts to permanently end commercial trophy hunting in the spectacular Kitlope ...
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Cecil Paul, Xenaksiala elder, at a book signing in Kitimat Valley.

Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa’xaid

It is a Thursday night at the Kitimat Valley Institute and there is a long line-up of people waiting to buy a book from the ...
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A stunning field of Lupin is framed by the epic mountains of the Kitlope.

A first grizzly bear in the Kitlope

Just days before being asked to go on a last-minute week-long trip to the Kitlope I had been glued to the pages of Cecil Paul ...
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Cecil Paul and Brian Falconer sit on a river bank speaking about the Kitlope.

Back to the Kitlope

The pictures may be grainy but my memories are not. I first visited the Kitlope in 1990 aboard the Maple Leaf at the invitation of ...
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A wolf sits in the intertidal zone and stares out: Safeguard Coastal Carnivores.

We did it! Fundraising for the Nadeea tenure is complete

Yesterday was the day of reckoning. With online donations, cheques arriving in the mail, and match funding in place, we can now confirm that we’ve ...
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Ilona Mihalik stands in front of an epic Grizzly bear photo as part of the One Shot for Coastal Carnivores exhibit.

Friday is the last day to make a bid in our online auction

The online auction of our wildlife photography exhibit, One Shot for Coastal Carnivores, is coming to a close this week. The gallery showings at the ...
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A Grizzly bear rests on the shores of the Great Bear Rainforest.

On the brink of campaign success – New $50,000 match funding

We have some great news! With just weeks left to buy the Nadeea trophy hunting tenure, an anonymous donor has offered to match the last ...
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