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.
The Kitlope Tenure
Sitting on the coast of British Columbia, Canada, the Kitlope Nuyem Jees Conservancy is the largest expanse of intact coastal temperate rainforest in the world. The Kitlope commercial hunting tenure is 5300 km2 and encompasses the entire Kitlope Conservancy and surrounding area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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