Conservation groups send letter to Minister

Multiple conservation groups concerned about grizzly bears on the BC central coast have sent a letter to Environment Minister Barry Penner requesting a cancellation of the fall grizzly hunt.  Anecdotal accounts of very low bear numbers on fall streams warrants an immediate cautionary response by the government.  Since no population assessment or annual monitoring is undertaken by the BC government, we believe this is a prudent response to the immediate situation.

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For more of Raincoasts concerns about low numbers of salmon and bears on the BC coast click here.

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Coastal wolf with a salmon in its month.
Photo by Dene Rossouw.