[From previous Carnivores landing page:
Oct 1, 2017 - this is when trophy hunters will begin shooting the same bears that we all enjoy viewing. Hunters can be international, going with a commercial guide-outfitter in a hunting tenure, or can operate independently as residents of British Columbia. Trophy hunts happen each spring and fall, killing hundreds of bears.
Until trophy hunting is banned by the province of British Columbia, Sea to Cedar is dedicated to ending the commercial trophy hunt in the southern Great Bear Rainforest. We support the tribal laws that ban trophy hunting in the territories of our Indigenous colleagues.
We work with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Coastal First Nations Bear Working Group, and are looking to build relationships with local titleholders (First Nation government), local communities, and businesses to devise effective local strategies to stop the hunt. Collectively, these actions are making the coast a place where bears can thrive without senseless persecution by trophy hunters.
Link to Mark Hume G&M article: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/bc-man-persuaded-to-give-up-coveted-licence-to-hunt-grizzly-bears/article26646576/]
You can be part of this success. Read More → Link to the page below (which is the address of the current page) ]
Ending the hunt - Buy Outs
Want to help create a refuge of unprecedented size for coastal bears and wolves in North America; a refuge free from trophy hunting? Sea to Cedar supports the Raincoast Conservation Foundation in their bold and creative strategy to buy out a key commercial trophy hunting tenure along the coast adjacent to Vancouver Island.
Raincoast now owns three commercial trophy hunting tenures covering over 30,000 square kilometres of BC’s Great Bear Rainforest. This saves dozens of grizzlies, black bears and wolves who would be killed every year in the commercial trophy hunt.
The Next Step:
Working in partnership with local First Nations, Raincoast is working to acquire a new tenure - the Klaui tenure. This trophy hunting tenure, over 25,000 km2 (10,000 square miles), is home to many bears and our local bear-viewing ecotour operators, such as Nimmo Bay Resort and Sea Wolf Adventures. Importantly, this purchase almost doubles the protected area for bears from commercial trophy hunters in coastal BC.
Our goal is to help Raincoast finish the job and acquire all the tenures along the coast adjacent to Vancouver Island.
Your conservation investment will help Raincoast stop the killing.