BC Black Bears
Black bears are common throughout British Columbia. In fact, BC has one of the world’s largest populations of Ursus americanus.
Coexisting with black bears is possible in all ecosystems and communities. The following resources, tools, and articles can help you and your neighbours successfully coexist. If you’d like to order door hangers or other materials, please contact us at info@TheFurBearers.com.
Our bear coexistence door hangers are designed to be a simple but effective educational tool. The double-sided pamphlet, cut so it easily hooks onto most residential doors, explains the basics on attractant management, what to do if you see a bear, and how to find more information about coexistence.
These door hangers are available FREE upon request for you to distribute in your neighbourhood. Send us an email at info@TheFurBearers.com with your contact information and a bit about your community. Based on your needs, we’ll send you hangers (25-50 is normally a good starting point) so you can get started with supporting coexistence at the local level. Read more about our door hangers here.
Your compost will bring all the bears to the yard – so make sure to stash your trash! Check out this satirical music video (with lyrics, professional composing and mixing, and more!) and share it to help spread the message that we all need to stash our trash!
Warm winter weather can wake wildlife
People-provided food can keep bears, other animals from resting and create negative encounters
Bill introduced to protect bear dens in British Columbia
An amendment to the Wildlife Act has been proposed that would protect bear dens across British Columbia.
BC must do better for black bear cubs
Skinniness should not be a death sentence for bear cubs in British Columbia. The Fur-Bearers is calling for change to protect young bears.
$5,000 reward offered in Roche Lake Road bear poaching
Paws removed from carcass, remainder of bear left behind, according to reports
The Switch: How Bear Door Hangers Save Lives with Aaron Hofman
Simple educational tools to let communities know how to coexist with wildlife exist - and are accessible for free by anyone in Canada. Learn more in less than...
The Fur-Bearers calls on the Auditor General to audit the BCCOS
Read our letter to the Auditor General calling for an audit of the BCCOS.
5 Deadliest Communities in BC for Black Bears
Government statistics show the areas where bears are most often killed by BC Conservation Officers.
Reducing black bear deaths takes everyone’s work
Solutions to prevent conflict or negative encounters are accessible for all individuals, businesses, and levels of government.