Some good news for 2020? How about ending commercial trophy hunting in the 5,300 km2 Kitlope hunting tenure

Some good news for 2020? How about ending commercial trophy hunting in the 5,300 km2 Kitlope hunting tenure

I first visited the Kitlope Valley thirty years ago aboard the Maple Leaf at the invitation of the Haisla and Xenaksiala people who were fighting to save their homeland from clearcut logging. This was the beginning of my own journey…

Come experience the Kitlope – the next hunting tenure where we plan to safeguard coastal carnivores

Come experience the Kitlope – the next hunting tenure where we plan to safeguard coastal carnivores

On June 17 from 7-8pm Pacific, join Raincoast’s Brian Falconer and Alex Harris to find out how the Safeguarding Coastal Carnivores campaign is progressing, and hear stories from Brian, who has long been involved in protecting the Kitlope…

Tracking Raincoast, past, present, and future

Tracking Raincoast, past, present, and future

As this decade closes, it’s timely to celebrate what we have collectively achieved for BC’s coast.  Raincoast’s past in the Kitlope takes us back three decades to 1990, when Brian Falconer first visited at the invitation of the Haisla and Xenaksiala. The Nations were working to save the Kitlope from clearcut logging, which they ultimately…

A gift to end commercial trophy hunting of coastal carnivores

A gift to end commercial trophy hunting of coastal carnivores

#GivingTuesday is a global movement of generosity that has a huge impact on smaller charitable organizations like Raincoast. Raincoast is funded by donations from people like you and those donations allow us to continue our work of protecting the wildlife of BC’s coast, the Salish Sea, Great Bear Rainforest and beyond. 100% of your donations…

Stories from the Magic Canoe – An Update on the Kitlope Tenure

Stories from the Magic Canoe – An Update on the Kitlope Tenure

Last Thursday, Raincoast hosted a sold out event in Victoria about the legacy of the Kitlope and Xenaxiala elder, Cecil Paul. Cecil was the last person born in the Kitlope and led the efforts to protect the Kitlope from extractive industries. Although Cecil could not join us, we were privileged to be joined by three…

Stories from the Magic Canoe, Victoria on November 21st

Stories from the Magic Canoe, Victoria on November 21st

This November we are inviting you to an evening conversation with author Briony Penn, Raincoast’s Brian Falconer, and photographer Alex Harris, hosted by CBC’s Bob McDonald. They’ll share stories about one of North America’s most important Indigenous leaders, Wa’xaid, Cecil Paul and the watershed he helped protect. Find this event on Facebook. November 21st, UVic…

Beautiful photographic prints from our favorite photographers for sale

Beautiful photographic prints from our favorite photographers for sale

A picture is worth a thousand words, and we are selling prints for $98. We are very grateful for photographers who are able to capture exceptional images who donated a limited number of prints. These images not only capture the beauty of the wildlife they also directly support our efforts to Safeguard Coastal Carnivores in…

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

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 really is. This past May I was given the opportunity to travel to the Kitlope conservancy aboard the SV Maple Leaf and it was easily the most beautiful place I’ve…

Success! We now have the downpayment for the Kitlope tenure

Success! We now have the downpayment for the Kitlope tenure

At this point it’s worth pausing to reflect on what we’ve already accomplished. With your support, and working with Coastal First Nations, thus far we have acquired the commercial trophy hunting rights in approximately 33,500 square kilometers. For perspective, that’s an area bigger than Vancouver Island…