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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

"It is well known that over 90 percent of BC residents are adamantly opposed to the grizzly bear trophy hunt and want to see it banned."

Wildlife slaughter proponents unite

Media ReleasesFeb 28, 2017

MONTREAL (March 1, 2017) – Wildlife protection groups are expressing concern about an effort among Members of Parliament to trade for votes on two commercially driven wildlife kills that are a stain on Canada’s international reputation. During a ... Read More

Governments of Canada and of British Columbia conclude study on protection of southern mountain caribou

Media ReleasesFeb 24, 2017

News Release From Environment and Climate Change Canada February 24, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Environment and Climate Change Canada Conserving wildlife is integral to Canada’s natural environment, and it supports our health and economy. The ... Read More

Joint sign-on letter to BC’s local governments

Media ReleasesFeb 23, 2017

On 25 January 2017, more than 50 BC community groups - from across the province and representing faith, human rights, environmental and other perspectives - sent this letter to 190 municipalities and regional districts across the province. The ... Read More

Will the Pacific north coast oil tanker ban hold water?

Media ReleasesJan 31, 2017

(31 January, 2017) In January 2016, West Coast Environmental Law Association released Keeping Our Coast Clean: Frequently asked questions about an oil tanker ban on BC’s Pacific North Coast , in response to the Prime Minister’s direction to ... Read More

BC Government Admits Culling Of Wolves Is Inhumane, Yet Still Considers Cull Expansion

Media ReleasesJan 20, 2017

January 20, 2017 (Golden, BC) – A recent provincial government document that recommends expanding aerial gunning of wolves, along with increased hunting of mountain lions and deer has been met with outrage by environmental and animal welfare groups ... Read More

Northern BC Residents and Groups Appeal to Trudeau to Reject Enbridge’s Three-Year Extension

Media ReleasesMay 25, 2016

PRINCE RUPERT, BC - Northern BC residents, community and environmental groups today sent a joint letter appealing to Prime Minister Trudeau to step in and reject the new three-year extension granted by the National Energy Board (NEB) on Enbridge's ... Read More

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