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Securing a National Treasure: Protecting Canada's Grizzly Bear

Securing a National Treasure: Protecting Canada's Grizzly Bear

Canada's wilderness is one of the last global safe havens for grizzly bears, which are extinct or at risk of disappearing worldwide. But humans are threatening grizzlies' ability to survive in Canada because of unsustainable hunting, poaching and the destruction of grizzly habitat due to industrial and recreational development. This... More »

On the Edge: British Columbia's Unprotected Transboundary Species

On the Edge: British Columbia's Unprotected Transboundary Species

British Columbia has the highest number of species of any province in Canada, but these species are showing alarming signs of distress. According to the B.C. Conservation Data Centre at least 1,918 species or distinct populations of wildlife in British Columbia are now at risk,1 and significant portions of some... More »

A grizzly challenge: Ensuring a future for Alberta's threatened grizzlies

A grizzly challenge: Ensuring a future for Alberta's threatened grizzlies

Co-published by the David Suzuki Foundation, this report analyzes current recovery efforts in Alberta, concluding that the provincial government is not doing enough to protect one of the most threatened grizzly bear populations in North America. Written by Jeff Gailus, M.Sc., for the Alberta Wilderness Association, the Canadian Parks and... More »

Ensuring a future for Canada's grizzly bears: A report on the sustainability of the trophy hunt in B.C.

Ensuring a future for Canada's grizzly bears: A report on the sustainability of the trophy hunt in B.C.

This report examines the recent history of grizzly management in B.C. and in particular, grizzly mortalities resulting from the legal hunt of this species, both within and outside of parks and protected areas. More »

News

B.C. government gets failing grades in grizzly bear management B.C. government gets failing grades in grizzly bear management

B.C. government gets failing grades in grizzly bear management

The B.C. government's failure to manage grizzly bears effectively under its own policies is having disastrous consequences for the health of the species. More »

Biology, not politics, must drive B.C. grizzly bear management

Biology, not politics, must drive B.C. grizzly bear management

Let's hope the B.C. government realizes this and ends its unsustainable bear trophy hunt before it's too late and Canada's great bears are but a memory of our nation's former biological richness. More »

Coastal First Nations fill regulatory void to protect grizzlies

Coastal First Nations fill regulatory void to protect grizzlies

The only place in B.C. where grizzlies receive substantive protection now is the Great Bear Rainforest, thanks to the earlier efforts of Coastal First Nations, who worked with the B.C. government to make large areas of land off limits to logging and other industrial development. More »

Living with Bears tour comes to B.C.

Living with Bears tour comes to B.C.

What if bears themselves could be free to live as they were meant to, enjoying nature's splendour and not fearful of gun-bearing humans? More »

Bringing grizzlies back from the brink demands political leadership

Bringing grizzlies back from the brink demands political leadership

we're urging Canadians to send a strong message to the government to finally protect this iconic species, including shielding their dwindling habitat from further industrial development and road access that puts the bears at increased risk from legal and illegal hunting. More »

Let's make 2012 a Jumbo year for the grizzly

Let's make 2012 a Jumbo year for the grizzly

On Tuesday, March 20, as grizzly bears contemplated rousing from their long winter slumber, the British Columbia government ignored warnings from biologists and approved a controversial ski resort in the Purcell Mountains. More »

Who will protect Canada's Great Bears?

Who will protect Canada's Great Bears?

As grizzly bears venture out of their dens in Western and Northern Canada, the world will appear to them much as it did the spring before: snow on the ground,... More »

The grizzlies deserve better neighbours

The grizzlies deserve better neighbours

Grizzly bears are a lot like people. They eat both plants and animals, just like us. They need a place to live and room to move. They mate and have... More »

Government data reveals hundreds of B.C. grizzlies killed by humans in 2010

New government data shows that more than 300 grizzly bears were killed in British Columbia last year, mostly as a result of trophy hunting. More »

How safe are B.C.'s grizzlies?

How safe are B.C.'s grizzlies?

British Columbia is one of the last safe havens for grizzly bears in North America. But with hundreds of these bears dying at the hands of humans each year, how protected are they? More »

B.C.'s grizzlies and human-caused mortality

B.C.'s grizzlies and human-caused mortality

The David Suzuki Foundation has analyzed government records that show that on average 339 grizzlies are killed each year by humans from trophy hunting, poaching, control kills, vehicle collisions and other causes. More »

Planning to protect B.C.'s grizzlies

Planning to protect B.C.'s grizzlies

Only a few hundred years ago, North America's iconic grizzly bears would feed, breed and roam as far south as Mexico. But decades of habitat loss and fragmentation, coupled with... More »

Grizzlies have no use for skis - but they do need corridors Grizzlies have no use for skis - but they do need corridors

Grizzlies have no use for skis — but they do need corridors

Last month the David Suzuki Foundation sent out an action alert asking you to write or email the B.C. government and tell them to protect B.C.'s Jumbo Valley from a... More »

Animals shouldn't need passports to get protection

Animals shouldn't need passports to get protection

British Columbia is home to more plants and animals than any other province in Canada. Although more plants and animals live here, thousands of the same ones are also found... More »

Jane Goodall speaks out against the hunt

Jane Goodall shares her outrage over the trophy hunting of grizzly bears in British Columbia, during an interview with "Pacific Wild":http://pacificwild.org/. More »

Grizzly bears Grizzly bears

Grizzly bears

British Columbia may be home to as many as half of Canada's remaining grizzly bears — and the last best hope to maintain healthy populations south of the 60th parallel. More »

Grizzly bears being killed at up to double the number allowed by B.C. government: new research

Provincial statistics show how trophy hunting is putting one of the world's last grizzly safe havens in jeopardy VANCOUVER and CHICAGO — The number of grizzly bears dying at the... More »

Where the wild things are -- but for how long?

Where the wild things are — but for how long?

The extent to which trophy hunters are killing grizzlies in B.C was not fully known until now. The David Suzuki Foundation recently acquired and analyzed thousands of kill records collected by the government. We found that close to 10,000 grizzlies have been legally hunted in B.C. since the government first began tracking kills in the late 1970s. More »

What to buy for the green-hearted?

What to buy for the green-hearted?

Holiday gifts come in all shapes and sizes, but the best gifts are easy on the environment and keep on giving far beyond the holiday season. More »

B.C.'s trophy hunt is unbearable

B.C.'s trophy hunt is unbearable

For millennia, aboriginal people have hunted wildlife for food, traditional purposes, and trade. But coastal First Nations in British Columbia argue that killing a threatened animal simply for the thrill... More »

British Columbia has an identity crisis

British Columbia has an identity crisis

If you live in or have visited British Columbia recently, you'll have noticed a campaign to sell the province as "The Best Place on Earth". The government has spent tens... More »

When mammals are threatened, we are threatened

When mammals are threatened, we are threatened

We humans sometimes forget that we are animals. We're mammals, and like all mammals, and indeed all animals, we are connected to and dependent on the web of life. When... More »

Bearing down on grizzlies

Bearing down on grizzlies

Years ago, I was surprised to learn that a grizzly bear is protected in the United States, but if it walks across the border into British Columbia, it can be... More »