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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

NEW! A Bear's Life

New Book! A Bear's Life: Author Feature

BlogSep 19, 2017Anonymous (not verified)

Author Feature: Nicholas Read Black bears, grizzly bears, and spirit bears all make their home in the Great Bear Rainforest. A Bear’s Life uses Ian McAllister’s stunning photographs to follow these beautiful animals through a year in the British ... Read More

Canadians are invited to share their views on program and policy options for a revised Fisheries Act.

Research & ReportsAug 19, 2017

Canadians are invited to share their views on program and policy options for a revised Fisheries Act. Have your say until August 28, 2017. Click here to share your views and let the government know why Fish Habitat and Ocean Protection is important ... 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

Meet Rare Sea Wolves Who Live Off The Ocean And Can Swim For Hours

In The NewsJul 10, 2017

A website called boredpanda recently featured Ian McAllister's photographs of sea wolves residing along the Pacific coast of B.C. “We know from exhaustive DNA studies that these wolves are genetically distinct from their continental kin,” says ... Read More

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Open Letter to All BC MLAs Concerning a Plan to Turn the Management of Our Wildlife Over to a Non-Government Agency

BlogJun 27, 2017Anonymous (not verified)

(June 27, 2017) On March 22, 2017, the BC government announced a decision to transfer wildlife managementfrom the provincial government to a separate agency funded by sales of hunting licences and potentiallydonations from private interest groups. ... 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