Hoot for a Cause! Spotted Owl Fundraiser

Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program
November 2023
08:00 AM PST
December 2023
08:00 PM PST
GOAL $3,500.00
124.0% REACHED!

About Our Auction

As a non-profit project, the Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program (NSOBP) relies heavily on donations to support ongoing operations. The NSOBP values community involvement and education, and participates in various outreach events each year. After much success in the past, we are hosting our 4th annual online auction to raise crucial funds for the care of the NSOBP’s resident owls. Examples of where proceeds go include gloves and masks for egg incubation and chick hand-raising, buying new camera equipment to monitor the owls, nourishing food for rodent breeding colonies, site maintenance tools to upkeep the owl aviaries, and much more.

The online auction will run from November 28 to December 5 and coincides with Giving Tuesday, an annual charity donation campaign facilitated by CanadaHelps. We expect our online auction to be our biggest fundraising opportunity of the year with a goal of raising $3,500.

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About Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program

With fewer than six individuals left in the wild in British Columbia, northern spotted owls are one of Canada’s most endangered species. Threats to the survival of the species include the loss and fragmentation of their old-growth forest habitat, and competition with the non-native barred owl.

Founded in 2007, the NSOBP is part of the non-profit British Columbia Conservation Foundation, and is located in Langley, BC on the unceded traditional and ancestral lands of the Kwantlen First Nation.

As the only conservation breeding program for this species in the world, the mission of the NSOBP is to restore the population through conservation breeding and release into protected old-growth forest habitat designated by the Province of BC. The first-ever release of NSOBP-bred northern spotted owls was accomplished in August 2022, when three spotted owls were released into protected habitat in the Fraser Valley.

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