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Heiltsuk Nation turning to courts in wake of spill and botched response

Media ReleasesOct 11, 2017

Bella Bella, BC (Wednesday, October 11, 2017) – This week marks the one-year anniversary of the oil spill in Bella Bella. With the community’s recovery efforts undermined by government and Kirby Corporation’s refusal to take responsibility for the ... Read More

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Grizzly bear 'meat' hunt is a 'trophy' hunt in disguise

Media ReleasesOct 6, 2017

New Denver, BC - Thirty-eight environmental and animal welfare organizations, along with wildlife-based businesses and prominent activists, have signed an Open Letter to the BC Government opposing the continuation of grizzly bear hunting for meat. “ ... Read More

Fallen filmmaker and activist Twyla Roscovich inspires a filmmaking scholarship

Media ReleasesOct 6, 2017

The late environmental filmmaker and activist Twyla Roscovich is the inspiration for a donor advised fund and scholarship to send young filmmakers to the school where it all started for her, Gulf Island Film and Television School (GIFTS) located on ... Read More

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Canada reinforces its leadership on marine conservation targets during the Our Oceans Conference

Media ReleasesOct 5, 2017

Ottawa, Ontario – Resilient and healthy ecosystems help support sustainable industries, local economies and coastal communities across Canada and around the world. That is why the discussion at this year’s Our Ocean Conference was focused on how to ... Read More

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Government to consult on grizzly bear ban

Media ReleasesOct 3, 2017

British Columbians are being given the opportunity to provide input on new proposed grizzly bear regulations. On Aug. 14, 2017, the B.C. government announced that effective Nov. 30, 2017 it will end trophy hunting of grizzly bears and stop all ... Read More

Death of bear 148 highlights conservation challenges & opportunity for grizzlies

Media ReleasesSep 28, 2017

Sept. 27, 2017 - The death of grizzly bear 148 near McBride, British Columbia on Sunday, Sept. 24, highlights the numerous challenges facing grizzly bears in both B.C. and Alberta, say representatives of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation ... Read More

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Miley Cyrus adds her voice to save grizzly bears in British Columbia

Media ReleasesSep 26, 2017

DENNY ISLAND BC, September 26, 2017 —A new awareness campaign, unveiled today with the help of pop artist Miley Cyrus, is aiming to help spread the word that despite the new ban on trophy hunting, bears in British Columbia are being hunted via a ... Read More

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

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