Spring bears aren’t going mad with hunger, they’re going to remember the last place they found a delicious snack, and they can be rehabilitated. Get it in five with the Defender Radio News Brief!
The hearings to appeal a decision rendered in December stemming from the case of an orphaned black bear killed by a Conservation Officer in British Columbia will begin on June 7, 2018.
Bears are looking for an easy meal in BC. It’s up to us to protect them from conflict, and potential lethal action, with responsible waste management practices.
Biologist and advocate Lisa Dahlseide joins Defender Radio to talk the science and ethics of wildlife rehabilitation, how Russell’s story progressed this policy, and why it isn’t time to quit speaking for the animals.
Provincial policy means orphans like Russell and other indigenous species can’t be rehabilitated by experts.
The Fur-Bearers are seeking an appeal of a court’s decision on their case regarding the Conservation Officer’s authority to kill wildlife who isn’t at large or dangerous.
Bryce Casavant has released a paper that highlights the need for the Conservation Officer Service to change its policies to improve vital public trust in British Columbia.
The Defender Radio Family Christmas Special tells an old holiday tale with a loving wildlife twist…
Finding a way to compassionately communicate and advocate for the animals across Canada’s rich, diverse cultures and populations a priority.
Auditor General calls for increased transparency, monitoring, accountability, and providing resources and goals to Conservation Officer Service.
It’s as easy as number three! Find out more in the article.
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.