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Government of British Columbia to end grizzly bear trophy hunting — after the 2017 fall hunt

Media ReleasesAug 14, 2017

(Monday, August 14, 2017) - With less than 24 hours before the fall bear hunt opens in parts of British Columbia, the NDP government has announced a ban on the grizzly bear trophy hunt province-wide and to stop all hunting of grizzlies in the Great ... Read More

WILDLIFE GROUPS DENOUNCE BC GOVERNMENT PLAN FOR HUNTER-FUNDED WILDLIFE AGENCY

Media ReleasesJun 27, 2017

(Tuesday June 27, 2017) Twenty-three organizations and businesses involved in protecting wildlife have issued scathing criticism of a BC government plan to turn management of the province’s wildlife over to a separate agency. In an open letter to ... Read More

Proposal for an alternative approach to wildlife management in BC

Media ReleasesJun 22, 2017

(June 22, 2017) The BC Liberal government announced in April 2017, just prior to the provincial election, that they planned to establishan independent agency to manage wildlife within the province. This announcement, based on consultation only ... Read More

The Heiltsuk Nation says it applauds the federal government for introducing the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act

Media ReleasesMay 13, 2017

MAY 12, 2017 - Transportation Minister Marc Garneau has introduced the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act in the House of Commons. For years, the Heiltsuk Nation has been leading the fight to ban tankers and says it applauds the federal government for ... Read More

Coalition presents united front, calling on the Government of British Columbia to end the trophy hunting of grizzly bears across the province.

Media ReleasesMay 5, 2017

VICTORIA (May 5, 2017) - A coalition of non-profits, unions, filmmakers, and businesses present a united front in an open letter to the future Premier of B.C., calling on the Government of British Columbia to end the trophy hunting of grizzly bears ... Read More

Grizzly bear advocates deliver more than 75,000 names to Victoria calling for a ban on trophy hunting of grizzly bears in British Columbia

Media ReleasesApr 27, 2017

VICTORIA, B.C. (27 April 2017) – Animal advocates delivered more than 75,000 names from across the globe calling on the government of British Columbia to ban the trophy hunting of grizzly bears. The groups delivered the names to the Ministry of ... Read More

BREAKING: BC Liberals promise to eliminate grizzly trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest

Media ReleasesApr 11, 2017

BREAKING NEWS Today the B.C. Liberal government promised to eliminate grizzly bear trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest. While we applaud this election promise as a great step forward, we must point out that Coastal First Nations (an ... Read More

Investigation Report exposes failures in Canada’s emergency response measures and a failure to disclose information

Media ReleasesApr 6, 2017

Vancouver, BC (Thursday, April 6, 2017) – A Heiltsuk Nation investigation released today into the first 48 hours of the Nathan E. Stewart oil spill exposes failures in Canada’s emergency response measures and repeated refusals by the Transportation ... Read More

B.C. government urged to ban trophy hunting of grizzly bears

Media ReleasesMar 28, 2017

VICTORIA (March 28, 2017) – Humane Society International/Canada, Pacific Wild, and middle school students from Glenlyon Norfolk school are calling on the B.C. government to implement a complete ban on the trophy hunting of grizzly bears in British ... Read More

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DARK DAYS AHEAD FOR BRITISH COLUMBIA'S GRIZZLY BEARS

Media ReleasesMar 7, 2017

VANCOUVER – March 7, 2017 – A report issued today by the Board of Inquiry appointed by the recently formed Grizzly Bear Foundation states that the long term survival of grizzly bears in British Columbia is threatened from a loss of habitat and food ... Read More

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