OPEN LETTER BY COALITION CALLS ON BC
GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT BC GRIZZLY BEARS
Fifty-five environmental and animal care organizations, conservationists, scientists and nature-based businesses have signed a joint letter to the BC government opposing a new plan that would profoundly change the management of grizzly bears. The plan would set up a system of local and regional wildlife advisory committees across BC, for the purpose of creating their own, separate grizzly bear management plans.
This plan was recently revealed in a report called “Grizzly Bear Stewardship Framework”, a collection of grizzly bear information to be used by the committees to “increase the potential to realize locally desired outcomes for grizzly bears and their habitat”. The signatories have serious concerns that the document signals a possible reinstatement of the grizzly bear trophy hunt in BC.