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Canada and the Coastal First Nations take a step forward in the management of fisheries resources

Media ReleasesOct 11, 2017

October 11, 2017 Vancouver, BC Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada The Government of Canada and the Coastal First Nations are committed to working together to advance a more collaborative and efficient approach to 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

Nine-in-ten welcome the provincial government’s decision to ban trophy hunting of grizzlies in the province.

British Columbians Support Ban on All Grizzly Bear Hunting

BlogOct 3, 2017Pacific Wild

Vancouver, BC – Three-in-four British Columbians believe no grizzly bears should be hunted in the province, a new poll by Insights West conducted in partnership with Lush Cosmetics and the Commercial Bear Viewing Association has found. In the online ... Read More

Jordan Wilson

I Call The Great Bear My Home

BlogOct 3, 2017Jordan Wilson

The salt is in my blood, it courses through my veins; it is in my DNA, it is embedded in my brain. I travel the same waterways and walk through the same ancient forests as my people have done for over 14,000 years. Operating in the home of the ... 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

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Sea Otter Awareness Week

BlogSep 29, 2017Lindsay Marie S...

The final week in September is "Sea Otter Awareness Week" - an annual recognition of the vital role that sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem. When people think about sea otters the first thing that often comes to mind is their endearing ... 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

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