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 report makes the case that the federal government must legally list and protect Canada’s at-risk grizzlies under the federal Species at Risk Act. Furthermore, given the precarious condition of a number of sub-populations, such as in B.C.’s Lower Mainland and in west-central Alberta, the report calls on the federal government to work with the western provinces and territories to create strong recovery and management plans that identify and protect grizzly bear critical habitat.