Partners, Sponsors, and Supporters

The work that we do is collaborative in nature and Pacific Wild is proud to have the support of many partners, sponsors, and supporters. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list; it does not include individual donors or funders who have requested to remain anonymous.

A sincere thank you to each and every one of you that make our work possible!

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  • Save our Seas Foundation

    Thanks to the Save Our Seas Foundation's generous support of the Great Bear LIVE program which, through the use of remote cameras as conservation tools, is working towards stronger protection for cetaceans in B.C. and beyond.

    "We have funded 160 projects in 50 countries across the globe. Each project strives for deeper understanding and more innovative solutions in marine research, conservation and education. With more than a decade of experience notched up, we look forward to the next decade as an ongoing evolution and refining process. We continue to grow and learn as a foundation, seeking out and supporting the best and brightest people whose innovative projects make a real and lasting impact for the health of our oceans – and ultimately for every person on the planet."

    Save our Seas Foundation
  • Bears Matter

    We are so proud to work with the legendary Barb Murray of Bears Matter. Her absolute dedication and life-long commitment to ending the trophy hunt, defending wildlife and their habitat is inspiring and courageous.

    Bears Matter
  • Tides Canada

    Through the Great Bear Education and Research (GBear) Project, Tides Canada is a partner of Pacific Wild's research and education-based programs.

    Tides Canada provides innovative philanthropic, financial, and project management services for change makers – philanthropists, foundations, activists and civil organizations. Today, Tides Canada has grown to be a recognized national leader in social change philanthropy. We have supported over 2,500 initiatives with grants totalling $158,403,260 in support of environmental and social change. We support nearly 40 initiatives on our shared platform and manage about 200 donor advised funds. Our vision: a healthy environment, social equity, and economic prosperity for all Canadians.

    Learn more about Project GBear.

    Tides Canada Website
  • Great Bear Nature Tours

    "Great Bear Nature Tours has been operating a Grizzly Bear viewing program since 1999. Guiding people into the wilderness is not just a business for us...it is a passion. There is nothing as satisfying as watching the delight on someone's face when they see their first grizzly emerging from the forest. Great Bear Nature Tours is a founder of the Commercial Bear Viewing Association of British Columbia, an organization dedicated to promoting sustainable bear viewing in British Columbia and aiding in the protection of wild bears and their ecosystems."

    Great Bear Nature Tours
  • Bluewater Adventures

    Bluewater Adventures is a pioneer in ecotourism and has offered carbon neutral departures since 2007. We advocate sustainable tourism practices and work to protect and preserve the areas that we visit and the wildlife that live there. Come explore the Pacific Northwest and be amazed by the wildlife, wilderness and culture.

    Bluewater Adventures
  • The Robert Bateman Centre

    "Challenge the public and society’s leaders to a new dialogue about our relationship with nature through strategic partnerships, research, collaboration and public education."

    The Robert Bateman Centre
  • Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Department (HIRMD)

    HIRMD is a trusted partner in the Great Bear Rainforest. Pacific Wild is grateful to consider them a friend and ally.

    We, the resource department, on behalf of the Heiltsuk people will assist in managing all our territory with respect and reverence for the life it sustains, using knowledge of the Marine and Land resources as passed down to us for generations. We will work toward rebuilding and maintaining a healthy and functioning environment while meeting our social and economic needs for generations to come.

    HIRMD Website
  • Spirit Bear Lodge

    "Spirit Bear Lodge is a community-based ecotourism venture owned and operated by the Kitasoo/ Xaixais First Nation. We have been recognized by conservation organizations and the media as one of the best ecotourism experiences in the world.

    The Kitasoo/Xai'xais are Committed to Protecting their Lands for Future Generations. The ancestors of the local First Nations of Klemtu managed their resources in a sustainable way that provided for all and ensured that the wealth of forests, fish and wildlife would be here for the future."

    Spirit Bear Lodge
  • Lowe Pro

    Camera bags, equipment and more!

    "We design products for specific environments and uses that offer Innovative Functionality & Remarkable Protection."

    Lowe Pro
  • Cetacea Lab

    Janie Wray and Hermann Mueter of Cetacea Lab have devoted themselves to a lifetime commitment to uphold the balance between all whales and the environment essential for their survival.  We have learned so much from them and have yet so much more to learn. 

    "We have devoted ourselves to a lifetime commitment to uphold the balance between all whales and the environment essential for their survival. We will accomplish this through research and a program that shares with you, all that we can learn from these majestic mammals.

    With the first stage of our research accomplished we hope to establish a link between ourselves, you and all the coastal companions we share this majestic marine ecosystem. This way we can all stand up together For Whales!"

    Cetacea Lab
  • Mountain Equipment Co-op

    Through its generous grants, Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) has supported Pacific Wild's Great Bear LIVE program and other research and education-based programs.

    MEC is a grassroots, member owned chain of outdoor and indoor adventure gear. MEC is comitted to quality gear, ethical business and the celebration of lives.

    MEC website
  • Patagonia

    "Our values reflect those of a business started by a band of climbers and surfers, and the minimalist style they promoted. The approach we take towards product design demonstrates a bias for simplicity and utility.

    For us at Patagonia, a love of wild and beautiful places demands participation in the fight to save them, and to help reverse the steep decline in the overall environmental health of our planet. We donate our time, services and at least 1% of our sales to hundreds of grassroots environmental groups all over the world who work to help reverse the tide."

    Patagonia
  • Don Arney Helicopters

    Don Arney is an inventor and businessman from British Columbia, Canada, whose unique approach to solving problems has resulted in a series of products used around the globe. Don has been a long-term supporter and we are grateful for his continued support on land and in the sky.

    Volunteer work:
    Don flies his helicopter to remote areas for Pacific Wild, the International League of Conservation Photographers, the BBC, Search and Rescue and others.

    Don Arney Helicopters
  • Watershed Sentinel

    We thank Susan and Delores at Watershed Sentinel for their continued passion and dedication. This is Canada's only environmental news magazine focusing on local , national and global issues. Please consider keeping this force alive by subscribing here.

    "Watershed Sentinel is Canada's environmental news magazine and features articles by leading thinkers and community activists.
    Find investigative journalism, interviews, updates from environmental and First Nation organizations, book reviews, resources and more.
    Support independent Canadian media - Subscribe!"

    Watershed Sentinel
  • Helly Hansen

    Helly Hansen is a proud sponsor of Pacific Wild, generously donating gear to keep our team dry and warm!

    Helly Hansen is the choice of professionals… and we’re glad. The professionals we work with are continually exposed to the harshest elements, making them the ultimate product testers. They give us the kind of feedback that would never show up in lab test results (though we do those too!). Whether it’s Mt Blanc, the Cascades, the Southern Ocean, the North Pole, the North Sea, the Rockies or the mountains and fjords of Norway, they’ve chosen to work with us because our gear enables them to get their job done… and look good doing it.

    Helly Hansen
  • Pro Bono Students Canada - UBC Chapter

    "The primary mission of Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) is to provide critical, free legal services to organizations and individuals that could not otherwise afford it.  Law student volunteers from all years of study are matched with public interest organizations, community groups, government agencies, and pro bono lawyers.  Projects include research, drafting papers, public legal education, and the provision of legal information.  Last year, projects centred on subjects including environmental law, women’s rights, criminal law, and immigration law."

    Pro Bono Students Canada - UBC Chapter
  • Coastal Guardian Watchmen Network

    All the team at Pacific Wild are supportive to the daily actions of the Coastal Guardian Watchmen Network and their dedication to safeguarded the health of their territorial lands and waters on BC’s coast. They are the eyes and ears of the Great Bear Rainforfoest.

    "Supporting coastal First Nations Resource Stewardship Offices to monitor, steward and protect their lands and waters."

    Coastal Guardian Watchmen Network
  • Medium Rare, Inc.

    Medium Rare Interactive: We make internety things.


    Pacific Wild thanks Medium Rare for the donation of its time and expertise during our website development process. 

    Medium Rare Interactive
  • Heiltsuk Tribal Council

    Pacific Wild is proud to work closely with members of the Heiltsuk Tribal Council in Bella Bella, working with the community and its officials to highlight the importance of herring while also advocating for an end to the unsustainable kill fishery so that stocks can rebuild and a locally-based spawn on kelp fishery can flourish. 

    The definition of Heiltsuk: “To Speak and Act Correctly”. In unity, we honor the meaning of Heiltsuk and affirm Gvi’ilas, which is to uphold the laws of our ancestors.

    Heiltsuk Tribal Council
  • 1% for the Planet

    "1% for the Planet’s mission is to build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.

    As we celebrate our 10 year anniversary and more than $100 million invested in positive environmental change by our member companies, we invite you to join us by supporting member businesses, volunteering with and donating to our nonprofit partners, and spreading the word about 1% for the Planet."

    Pacific Wild is a proud member of 1% for the Planet.

    1% for the Planet
  • Vancouver Aquarium

    The Vancouver Aquarium is a self-supporting, non-profit organization. Through visionary, responsible growth programs, with building additions starting in 1967, the Vancouver Aquarium has become the largest aquarium in Canada and one of the five largest in North America.

    "The founding principles of the Vancouver Aquarium have been to attain the highest possible standard of animal care within a top-notch facility, coupled with an informative and educational guest experience."

    Vancouver Aquarium
  • TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

    "Founded by TD Bank Group in 1990, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) is a national charity that funds environmental projects across Canada.

    With the support of more than 150,000 donors, TD FEF has provided approximately $70 million to over 23,000 environmental projects and programs."

    TD FEF Projects

    The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary funding focus on:

    • Environmental education
    • Urban greening and enhancing biodiversity
    • Energy conservation
    TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
  • Jan Doets Tours

    Jan Doets is a family owned independent tour operator organizing tailor-made individual trips to the USA and Canada for over 35 years in the Netherlands. We only work directly with the consumer and our goal is to exceed expectations with every trip and we are proud to have a large group of clients who travel with Jan Doets repeatedly. Jan Doets offers fully composed trips with flights, accommodations, car rental or motor home rental and excursions and it is very important that our clients experience nature at its best doing excursions with certified outfitters. We find it important that all our Canada travellers are fully aware of the need of preservation of the unique temperate rainforest on the BC Coast including all flora and fauna there. That is why we support Pacific Wild.

    Jan Doets Tours
  • Metlakatla Stewardship Society

    The Metlakatla Stewardship Society (MSS) is responsible for oversight of the Stewardship Office, with a mandate to protect the lands, waters and resources within the territory. The vision of Stewardship is to provide a program that ensures the members have access to resources in perpetuity.

    Metlakatla Website
  • The Nature Conservancy

    "Protecting nature, for people today and future generations.

    The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

    Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives."

    The Nature Conservancy
  • Denman Island Chocolate

    We are proud of our contined relationship with Daniel Terry and the team at Denman Island Chocolate. A great advocator of conservation of the Great Bear Rainforest, Daniel's strong commitment to the environment has extended from supporting Pacific Wild Initiatives in the field to outreach advocacy.

    "Denman Island Chocolate is run on the principle that it is important to make a positive change in the world. Every business decision takes this into account. Environmentally, this includes everything from using recycled and recyclable packaging materials whenever possible to wrapping our chocolate melter in a cocoa cosy, reducing the amount of electricity necessary to run it. Also, every year, Denman Island Chocolate donates 1% of our gross income to local groups that support environmental conservation. That means that every chocolate bar you buy triggers a small part of that donation; the 1% from a lot of chocolate bars adds up to tens of thousands of dollars."

    Denman Island Chocolate
  • Kitasoo/Xai'Xais First Nation

    Klemtu is home to the Kitasoo/Xaixais people. Two distinct tribal organizations live here: the Kitasoo (Tsimshian) who were originally from Kitasu Bay and the Xai'xais of Kynoc Inlet. The Kitasoo/Xaixais people are the only permanent residents within the traditional territories of this First Nation.The people of Klemtu hold aboriginal rights and title to the land and resources that encompasses this geographic location of British Columbia's central coast region and a part of what is now called the Great Bear Rainforest.

  • Vancouver Foundation

    "To harness the gifts of energy, ideas, time, and money to make meaningful and lasting impacts in communities.

    Our purpose is to bring together community assets to address current and emerging community needs. To do this we take a broad view of philanthropy: we recognize that raising funds to tackle an issue is only part of any solution. We also engage citizens, organizations and governments, and invite them to work together and contribute their time, ideas, expertise and energy to an issue. We believe this is the most meaningful and effective way to make lasting improvements."

    Vancouver Foundation
  • Arc'teryx

    Pacific Wild is grateful for the relationship with Arc'teryx, and the support that we receive for clothing and outdoor gear. Our conservation and protection goals of the Great Bear Rainforest would not be possible  without Arc'teryx generosity, and ongoing advocacy.

    "PURSUE PERFECTION - DESIGN/CRAFTSMANSHIP/PERFORMANCE

    Named for ARCHAEOPTERYX LITHOGRAPHICA, the first reptile to develop the feather for flight, freeing itself from the constraints of the horizontal world."

    Arc'teryx
  • Gitga'at First Nation

    From the beginning of time, the Gitga’at people have existed in their Territory on what is now British Columbia's northwest coast. The wellbeing of their people is intricately related to the health of their lands, waters, and resources, and the community continues to work to sustain their abundance and richness. Gitga’at culture is strengthening, and traditional practices continue to shape day to day life in the village.

    http://www.gitgaat.net/
  • TRAK Kayaks

    Our Mission:  Life Unleashed

    "TRAK has been manufacturing portable performance kayaks since 2007 in service of our mission, building a vehicle to transform paddling adventures.

    From the beginning, this venture was launched and developed to provide the most amazing series of adventures possible. From the inventors’ dream through to entrepreneurial inspiration, and ultimately to our customers and TRAK owners, the experience is the same. We love adventure."

    TRAK Kayaks
  • Serengetee

    Empower Causes & Communities

    "Every fabric pattern is teamed up with an amazing cause located in the same area of the globe. This way, you can give back to the communities that inspired your Serengetee."

    We thank Serengettee for creating a wolf t-shirt to raise funds towards our continuing wolf campaign.

    Serengetee
  • Nuxalk Nation

    The traditional territories of the Nuxalk Nation are situated along the Central Coast of Britsh Columbia, they cover many fjords, each the responsibility of a traditional family, that in turn is headed by a traditional chief. These chiefs have important obligations towards their people and in turn towards their territories which they have to protect. The threats to their lands and waters are many from logging, to mining and fish farming. 

    Nuxalk Nation
  • GoPro

    Mission: Capture + share your world.

    "From incredibly versatile, powerful cameras, to mounts and accessories for nearly any activity, to the GoPro App and software—GoPro makes it easier than ever to capture and share your world like never before."

    Pacific Wild is grateful for the relationship with GoPro, and the support that we receive for incredible camera technology. Our conservation and protection goals of the Great Bear Rainforest would not be possible without GoPro's generosity.

    GoPro
  • Pacific Salmon Foundation

    "To provide thoughtful leadership in the conservation, restoration, and enhancement of Pacific salmon and their ecosystems.

    To bring salmon back, stream by stream … through strategic partnerships and leveraged use of resources."

    Pacific Salmon Foundation
  • Bella Bella Community School

    Bella Bella Community School offers a full K-12 program whereby students can earn a Dogwood diploma qualifying them to gain entrance to any post-secondary institution. Our mission is to develop, in a caring and respectful environment, students who are independent life-long learners, incorporating our community traditions and culture with the acquisition of skills needed to succeed in both the traditional and modern worlds. 

     

    http://www.bellabella.ca/school/
  • View into the Blue

    "At View Into The Blue™ we recognize the importance of understanding and conserving the vital resources in our ocean and its intimate connection to the planet. Making this environment visible on a real-time, web-based platform is the foundation of our work.  Both the ubiquity of broadband internet connections and the use of remote powering and network systems allow us to develop tools for our clients to study, monitor, and learn from our underwater world."

    We are thankful for the expertise, advice, and continued support with the Great Bear LIVE camera project and advancing this innovative technology. 

    View into the Blue
  • Peaches and Green

    "Peaches & Green is a specialty health food store in Toronto dedicated to supporting individuals on their path to wellness through natural health products and education."

    Peaches and Green
  • Sitka

    The Sitka Society for Conservation is supporting Pacific Wild in achieving a fundraising goal to enhance our marine hydrophone network to designate a portion of the Great Bear Sea as a marine acoustic sanctuary, a protected area in which harmful acoustic pollution from day to day super-tanker traffic would be banned.

    "The mission of the SSC is to conserve lands and waters and ensure the sustainability of our communities."

     

    Sitka
  • Lighthawk

    "LightHawk's mission is to accelerate conservation success through the powerful perspective of flight.

    We achieve our mission by mobilizing volunteer pilots, photographers, environmental experts, and storytellers to make images, collect data, inform the public and share their experiences. Our flight campaigns foster dialogue and build consensus, promote informed decision-making, and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our conservation partners' work."

    We thank Lighthawk for their continued support in promoting our conservation efforts through photograpy and film from the air.

    Lighthawk
  • The Buried Life

    What do you want to do before you die?

    "Six years later we continue our mission for the millions of people around the world who have rallied together to do cool things and help others."

    The Buried Life
  • Ocean Light II

    "Our goal has always been to provide opportunities for our guests for self exploration. We run tours with small intimate groups and use the beautiful Ocean Light II sailboat as a vehicle to get you to fantastic places where you can get onshore to move about, explore, photograph, or just soak in the beauty that surrounds you. We aim to provide experiences that are new and unique and in doing so we help our guests fulfill their own dreams. We want our adventures to be participatory so that everyone becomes an integral part of the adventure and gets involved to the level which suits them best."

    Ocean Light Adventures II
  • Qqs Projects Society

    Qqs Projects Society is dedicated to supporting Heiltsuk youth,culture, and environment in order to create a strong and vibrant future for our children, our Nation, and our territory.  Qqs is a partner in the SEAS Community Initative.

    "We are devoted to building capacity and revitalizing our culture by supporting important community initiatives that will uplift the Heiltsuk people. We empower our youth and families by providing opportunities to learn and practice our gvi‘ilas (traditional values and laws) as well as Hailhzaqvla, our language.

    We establish and participate in Heiltsuk-run projects focused on the monitoring and stewardship of Heiltsuk traditional lands and resources in the belief that our environment is the foundation of our culture.

    Our goal is to help create a new generation of Heiltsuk leaders who are committed to the revitalization of our culture and to the sustainable management and use of our lands and resources. We strive to build and maintain an efficient and effective organization that is accountable to our members, our staff, our partners, our Board, and the wider Heiltsuk community."

    Qqs Projects Society
  • Great Bear II - Ocean Adventures

    Pacific Wild is proud to have worked with and continue to work with owners Trish and Eric Boyum on a number of conservation issues from the trophy hunt, raising awareness to BC wolf cull issues and wolf management pratices to anti - tanker and pipeline campaigns. Their spirit and dedication to protection and conservation of the wildlife and way of life on the BC coast is constant and admirable.

    "Our team ensure that our high standards for safety and ethical bear and wildlife viewing, are always met. Their strong leadership, vast knowledge of the natural and cultural histories of our coast, their passion for the coast and its wildlife."

    Great Bear II - Ocean Adventures
  • Maple Leaf Adventures

    "Maple Leaf Adventures has been offering small ship cruises that feature the natural and cultural history of Alaska and Canada's west coast since 1986. Our "cruise ships" are restored, classic sailing ships. Between 70 and 92-feet long, they are beautiful, comfortable and strong expedition ships.

    As a longtime practitioner of ecotourism, Maple Leaf pioneered travel in the Great Bear Rainforest and northwestern Vancouver Island, and has made significant contributions to conservation on the coast."

    Maple Leaf Adventures
  • LUSH

    "We are, and always have been, a campaigning company. We believe in standing up for animal rights, protecting the environment and supporting humanitarian causes. With over 150 stores in North America, we have a unique platform to create positive change in our world, and we put our ethics into practice through activism and charitable giving."

    LUSH
  • Pacific Yellowfin Private Charters

    "To keep the environment we depend on intact and untouched, the Pacific Yellowfin endeavours to operate at the highest environmental standards. The Pacific Yellowfin offers bespoke wildlife and culinary journeys into Canada's beckoning Pacific Northwest. Cruising onboard the Pacific Yellowfin is a memorable and intimate voyage of fun: a knowledgeable and  personable crew,  the ethereal beauty of the landscapes, the enthralling wildlife and the fascinating local people."

    Pacific Yellowfin Private Charters
  • Shearwater Resort and Marina

    Vision:

    "To be a world renowned destination on the Central Coast of British Columbia while helping to maintain a vibrant local community and continue to deliver superior quality experiences at every level of our business."

    Shearwater Resort and Marina
  • OrcaLab

    "OrcaLab research is land based as a matter of philosophy… research without interference. The approach works well in our area, with its many waterways & relatively small distances. OrcaLab’s location on Hanson Island at Blackney Pass is perfect for reception of radio signals from Johnstone Strait & Blackfish Sound, two of the most important areas used by the whales."

    OrcaLab
  • Mothership Adventures - Columbia III

    "Mothership Adventures is a family-run business dedicated to providing you with a wilderness adventure vacation beyond your expectations, in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. We are passionate about sharing our love of British Columbia’s coast with our guests."

    Mothership Adventures - Columbia III
  • Emerald Isle Sailing Charters

    "Relaxed. Rejuvenated. Awed by nature.
    Our unique eco sailing charters will leave you transformed…"

     

    Emerald Isle Sailing Charters
  • International League of Conservation Photographers

    Pacific Wild Consevation Director, Ian McAllister is a long-standing fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. The iLCP is instumental in their continuing advocacy for Pacific Wild's work and mission in the protection and conservation of the Great Bear Rainforest.

    "Established in 2005, the International League of Conservation Photographers is a U.S. based non-profit organization whose mission is to further environmental and cultural conservation through photography.   Our programs are built on the participation and contributions of our Fellows, an elite group of the world’s top wildlife, nature and culture photographers who, in addition to displaying remarkable photographic skills, have each demonstrated a deep commitment to conservation efforts around the globe.  As a collective body, our goal is to use the art of high-quality photography to encourage people to take action in support of tangible and meaningful conservation measures."

    Ilcp
  • Knight Inlet Lodge

    "Knight Inlet Lodge takes its corporate and environmental stewardship responsibilities seriously. As a large, remote, fly-in wildlife viewing lodge we are acutely aware of our environmental footprint. That is why we work hard to do the simple things like the 3Rs - reduce, reuse and recycle - as well as the more complex things like engaging in policy issues to advocate for sustainable fisheries and wildlife management policies."

    Knight Inlet Lodge
  • Outer Shores Expeditions

    Our Mission:

    "At the heart of Outer Shores is our mission of contributing to the conservation and well-being of the ecosystems, cultures and communities of coastal British Columbia. We believe that helping our guests experience first-hand and understand some of the most spectacular wildlife and ecosystems on the Planet is key to their protection and preservation."

    Outer Shores Expeditions