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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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A black bear meanders over the rocks and streams in the Great Bear Rainforest.

Getting closer to safeguarding coastal carnivores

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Luke Wallace events coming up in Tofino and sidney on behalf of Safeguard Coastal Carnivores campaign.

Live performances by musician Luke Wallace

Join Raincoast and musician Luke Wallace this Spring in Sidney and Tofino for two evenings in support of Raincoast’s campaign to Safeguard Coastal Carnivores. Luke ...
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Victoria couple, Laylí and Niño, with their family on their wedding day

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