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Great Bear Sea, Photo by Ian McAllister

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


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