We have raised 50% of our fundraising goal towards purchasing the Southern Great Bear Rainforest tenure!
Sitting on the coast of British Columbia, Canada, the Southern Great Bear tenure covers 18,239 km2, more than a quarter of the Great Bear Rainforest. Purchasing this tenure protects dozens of species from being commercially trophy hunted because it gives us the exclusive rights to commercially guide trophy hunters.
This has been our longest running campaign to date. We started purchasing commercial trophy hunting tenures with our First Nations partners in 2005.
We currently control the commercial hunting rights in five tenures, more than 38,000 km2 of the BC coast – an area larger than Vancouver Island or the entire country of Belgium.
Through the acquisition of these tenures, we own the commercial hunting rights in perpetuity, thus protecting all coastal carnivores that would be, otherwise, subject to trophy hunting.
Purchasing these tenures is one small part in the process of supporting First Nations stewardship in the Great Bear Rainforest.