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Two weeks left for the Kitlope

The Kitlope as seen from the air.

We now have just two weeks to raise the remaining $15,000 of the $100,000 deposit we need to secure the purchase agreement for our 5th hunting tenure. This includes the commercial hunting rights in an area of over 5000 sq. km that encompasses the entire Kitlope…

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Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa’xaid

Cecil Paul, Xenaksiala elder, at a book signing in Kitimat Valley.

Cecil Paul has told the story of that long journey in—what his granny called—the magic canoe. “Build a canoe and it will be supernatural and no matter how many people will come aboard to help you paddle to save your place of birth, it will never be full.” Raincoast is one of the many organizations who stepped into the magic canoe to support and learn from the traditional knowledge systems of the Xenaksiala…

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A first grizzly bear in the Kitlope

A stunning field of Lupin is framed by the epic mountains of 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 and Briony Penn’s new book, Stories From the Magic Canoe. I was invited to visit as a guest aboard Maple Leaf, to capture visuals, to help with fundraising and awareness […]

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Back to the Kitlope

Cecil Paul and Brian Falconer sit on a river bank speaking about the Kitlope.

While Kitlope is protected from logging, and the current ban protects grizzly bears from hunting, there remains unfinished business in the Kitlope. Until now, commercial guides have been bringing trophy hunters into this place…

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

A Grizzly bear rests on the shores of the Great Bear Rainforest.

From community events to marathon runners, grizzly bath bombs to grizzly bars, so many people have stepped up to support our efforts in partnership with Coastal First Nations. Each dollar you donate will now be doubled. Help us make 2018 a year to remember…

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Maxing out to protect coastal carnivores

Gio runs on the treadmill with a CO2 mask testing his oxygen uptake.

Hello again! If you read my first post from back in July, you’ll remember that I planned to run the length of the Island from Port Hardy to Victoria that summer. Due to several reasons, such as various injuries and a few issues regarding travel, I was not able to start my run as planned. […]

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