Grizzly Trophies in Europe: Are B.C. Grizzly Bear Body Parts Being Unlawfully Imported into the EU?
Trophy hunting has been the largest cause of death for British Columbia grizzly bears for decades. The B.C. government’s ban on the trophy hunt should end the trafficking of grizzly parts from the province to other countries. This report, however, reveals evidence that government authorities and a weak CITES permit process facilitated the trade in grizzly trophies to the European Union, despite the region’s ban. Questions remain about the ability of government agencies to accurately monitor the movement of other wildlife species killed in Canada.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY — Grizzly Trophies in Europe: Are B.C. Grizzly Bear Body Parts Being Unlawfully Imported into the EU?
The executive summary of a report that reveals alarming evidence of Canadian authorities facilitating trade in grizzly trophies, despite a European Union ban. It raises questions about the ability to accurately monitor the movement of other wildlife species killed in Canada.
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 legal hunting.