Take Action to Protect B.C.'s Bears
Public comment ends on Dec 20th!!
Please go to this government link and leave your comments regarding the proposal to open the grizzly bear hunt in the Tatlayoko/ Chilko/ West Branch/ Kliniklini area of British Columbia. Go to the hunting/angling button and then leave your comments on the specific proposal. The government is trying to push these through despite overwhelming opposition to trophy hunting in the province.
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December 6 ,2013 - BC government set to increase grizzly bear trophy hunting in British Columbia.
Despite First Nations’ declaration to ban trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest, the hunt is open. NOW, the B.C. government wants to expand trophy bear hunting in two more areas of the province; the Kootenay and Cariboo regions.
READ ARTICLE: Green Light for expanded grizzly bear hunting in British Columbia - JOEL CONNELLY - DEC. 6, 2013
It's time to add your name to the nearly 80% of British Columbians, including all Coastal First Nations and a majority of B.C. hunters, who oppose the trophy hunt.
CLICK HERE to send Premier Christy Clark, Minister of the Environment Mary Polak and your MLA a letter telling them what you think of the trophy hunt.
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Leadership from the Kitasoo/Xais Xais, Heiltsuk, Nuxalk and Owekeeno Nations assert their traditional law to ban trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest by erecting this sign in the Kwatna River estuary, a popular bear trophy hunting destination.
British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest is one of the greatest tracts of intact temperate rainforest left on Earth. It is home to thousands of species of plants, birds, and animals including black bears, grizzlies, and Spirit bears.
You might think that here, the bears could live and thrive in peace. But trophy hunters have set their sights on the vulnerable animals, shooting them with rifles and cross bows as they feed near the shoreline and on salmon streams. It is shocking to think that even grizzly bears, the second slowest reproducing land mammal in North America, are routinely killed in the Great Bear Rainforest - even in protected areas and despite Coastal First Nations' ban on trophy hunting. In opposing this cruel and scientifically indefensible killing, Pacific Wild stands alongside many other NGO's, Coastal First Nations and the bear viewing industry. Moreover, First Nations communities can earn far more from responsible bear-watching ecotourism than destructive and cruel bear hunting.