We know what the problem is. Why aren’t we addressing it?
The lawfulness of a Conservation Officer killing a bear cub is being challenged through a judicial review, initiated by The Fur-Bearers.
A bear was killed on Vancouver Island earlier this month, and the Conservation Officer Service intends to trap and potentially kill another – all because of human activity.
The message has been clear: keep your dog on leash when in bear territory. But one hiker didn’t, and a bear near Whitehorse is now dead. The CBC reported that both Conservation Officers and non-profits are urging residents to change their behaviour following the latest incident, putting the number of bears killed following conflict to nearly 40 in the Whitehorse area.
“Don’t run toward the bear” falls into the “duh” category of wildlife co-existence and outdoor safety. Yet, across Canada, people are actually running toward the bears.
Though your tenure as Premier for British Columbia is yet to formally begin, a pressing issue that is influencing the safety of wildlife and humans alike requires your immediate intervention.
The Global News headline would have you believe we’re witnessing an epidemic of outdoor enthusiasts being mauled by grizzlies: “Concerns raised over ‘geocaching’ after man attacked by grizzly bear.” But geocaching, like many other outdoor activities, is perfectly safe, when a bit of wildlife knowledge and common sense is applied.
A photo of a beautiful grizzly bear isn’t worth your, or the bear’s, life, but that’s what’s at stake when visitors to parks don’t respect the animals they’re viewing.
A black bear was killed by police in an urban Toronto neighbourhood early Saturday morning when wildlife officials were unable to attend the scene and
Bears get blamed, and sadly killed, for a lot of human-caused problems. And that’s why The Fur-Bearers are applauding the community of Revelstoke for taking
Waking up after a long sleep, stretching, yawning, potentially scratching, and going to grab a cup of coffee is something most of us have experienced.
Opposition to the grizzly bear trophy hunt in BC continues to grow as the Bella Coola Valley Tourism (BCVT) board made their stance clear at
At least one bear isn’t snoozing away his winter in the Tri-cities, and sightings of him have gotten the community – and the local media
Putting up a fence to save lives sounds a little simplistic – and it is. But a new wildlife fence being installed along Highway 400
We know it, and now there’s evidence to support it: British Columbians want the grizzly bear trophy hunt to end so badly, that many of
A short video of a polar bear apparently patting a dog in Northern Canada quickly went viral this weekend, with exclamations of glee from animal
The lessons learned in how to prevent conflict between bears and people is going to start helping other species of wildlife, too. The Lethbridge Herald
An unannounced, and ironically non-transparent, report on the policies and science used by the government of British Columbia to support their grizzly bear trophy hunt
It seems that much of society has lost its grip on what words like facts or theories actually mean, and how they should and shouldn’t
Volunteers and I joined the City of Coquitlam staff to distribute bear information to targeted communities last weekend. Daily sightings of bears were being reported, and garbage was the culprit. The neighbourhood we focused on was a few blocks from where a girl was involved in a violent conflict this summer (that bear was a habituated mother with cubs, and was killed).
How the province of BC views grizzly bears is growing more confusing following the announcement that a dairy farmer will be prosecuted for killing a