We work with the Raincoast Conservation FoundationCoastal 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. These opportunities present a rare chance to end trophy hunting of large carnivores and secure opportunities in a rapidly growing wildlife tourism industry.

Reprinted with permission from the Raincoast Conservation Foundation. Raincoast and their First Nation partners currently control three commercial hunting territories (roughly 30,000 sq km in green, AKA Guide Outfitter tenures) in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest.  The goal is to purchase all remaining territories and, with First Nation partners, end the trophy hunting of bears, wolves and large carnivores throughout this region.

Reprinted with permission from the Raincoast Conservation Foundation. Raincoast and their First Nation partners currently control three commercial hunting territories (roughly 30,000 sq km in green, AKA Guide Outfitter tenures) in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest.  The goal is to purchase all remaining territories and, with First Nation partners, end the trophy hunting of bears, wolves and large carnivores throughout this region.

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.