Working with our First Nations partners, our goal is to permanently end commercial trophy hunting of all large carnivores in the Great Bear Rainforest.
$550,000 of $650,000
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.
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.
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.
Help us take the next step
Together we can finish the job.
Help us take the next step toward finishing the job
This commercial hunting tenure is 5300 km2.
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.
Another way you can help us end commercial trophy hunting
To help us raise the funds to buy the Kitlope tenure, we have launched our peer to peer fundraising platform – a new way that our supporters can fundraise as an individual or in a team online.
Individuals or groups can make a fundraising profile and find creative ways to raise money. In the past people have organized events, had bake sales, donated profits from their businesses, asked for donations in lieu of birthday gifts and more!
To get started set up an account within our Canada Helps fundraising page. Enter your information, add a photo and the reasons why you’re fundraising and set a fundraising goal for yourself. In less than 5 minutes you’ll have a profile and can start getting creative to protect coastal carnivores.