Spirit bear tenure

Black background, spirit bear shines bright with gleaming fish in mouth among rocks and water

Photo by Florent Nicolas.

We purchased the Spirit bear tenure in 2011.

It covers an area of approximately 3,500 square km including the islands portion of a large territory owned by a private European shooting club. It contains the vast majority of known Spirit bear habitat, and includes all of Princess Royal Island and Gribbel Island. We raised $400,000 in 18 months to acquire it.

The purchase generated considerable media attention and contributed to the growing opposition to trophy hunting in BC.

Learn more about our progress in ending commercial trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest.

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