The Kitasoo Xai’xais and Gitga’at Nations are proposing to close black bear hunting within their respective territories in a small area of the Great Bear Rainforest with the highest concentration of Spirit bears.
This brings our fundraising total for the first three weeks of our campaign to $152,000!
KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest is located on the Traditional Territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ people and is home to rare and threatened ecosystems characteristic to the Coastal Douglas-fir biogeoclimatic zone.
Mere days into our 18-month fundraising campaign, a $75,000 matching gift has been pledged.
Eliminating commercial trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest will give us and our guests on the Afterglow I the chance to enjoy thriving, healthy ecosystems and we are proud of the small role we played in making this happen.
Last week we launched our campaign to stop commercial trophy hunting in the Southern Great Bear Rainforest Tenure and we were met with so much support that we’ve already raised $145,110 of our total goal of $1.92 million – that’s 7%!
At 18,239 km2 it covers a quarter of the Great Bear Rainforest.
This capacity will complement – but not replace – the capacity of government agencies and industry, and is intended to deliver expert technical support to First Nations and communities.
Plastics from just about every sector can now be found all over the world – from mountain tops to the seafloor, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, and from our homes to the ocean. A modern-day scourge that is blighting remote beaches and shorelines, getting mistaken for food by wildlife, and getting into the foods…
Dr. Peter Ross, an internationally recognized ocean pollution expert, joined the Raincoast team this summer, bringing a wealth of relevant experience and knowledge that we are excited to have.
There is an urgent need for a more comprehensive approach to monitoring water pollution in British Columbia. For these reasons, and more, we are excited to announce that Dr. Ross is leading the new Healthy Waters Program at Raincoast. He will bring new focus, and new reach, to our efforts to safeguard salmon, whales, and people.
Our recent Lower Fraser Salmon Recovery Brief provides an update on our collaborative research, restoration and conservation initiatives underway. Below, we provide overviews of these efforts under each recommendation, which are further outlined in the Briefing.