By Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist
January 6, 2011
Underweight bear cubs from all over the Island are being taken to the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre in greater numbers than ever before.
Six cubs are being cared for at the centre in Errington. Another two were put down over the past week because they were too ill to survive…
Chris Darimont, Raincoast Conservation Foundation lead scientist, said the lack of pink and chum salmon might explain the low weight of the cubs.
“And [bear] family groups dealing with ecological poverty are the most likely family groups to get into trouble with humans, and especially humans that leave attractive food out,” he said…
To read the rest of this article visit the Times Colonist website.
Are you looking for a way to make change?
You can help us. We would love for you to help us.
Protect bears, wolves, and cougars in the Great Bear Rainforest
Donations, no matter the size, take us one step closer to protecting bears, wolves and other carnivores. Help us stop commercial trophy hunting in more than a quarter of the Great Bear Rainforest.