British Columbia wolves have taste for salmon, new study finds

Financial Post Canwest News Service Published: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 A team of biologists has discovered “Canada’s newest marine mammal” — the wolf. A new Canadian study of the feeding patterns of British Columbia wolf packs found that they would rather fish than hunt. The study found that wolves routinely turn up their noses at…

Grizzlies at ‘great risk,’ hunting ban urged

Conservationists press premier on matter Vancouver Sun July 28, 2008 Kelly Sinoski As hunters prepare for the fall season, conservationists are calling on the provincial government to keep the grizzlies out of the hunt. A coalition of scientists, conservationists and animal advocates sent a letter to Premier Gordon Campbell Monday, suggesting it ban grizzly hunting…

Fear and Loathing: Is it better to be a wolf in Canada than the U.S.?

By CHRIS GENOVALI Monday Magazine May 28 2008 Having recently attended the 20th annual North American Wolf Conference in Pray, Montana, it has been particularly dismaying to learn that literally days after the gray wolf was de-listed from the Endangered Species Act in the United States, trophy hunters in Wyoming had already shot numerous wolves.

We should be suspicious of grizzly bear numbers

By Chris Genovali, Executive Director Raincoast Conservation Vancouver Sun Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 Re: Bear attack prompts conservation officers to issue vigilance warning, May 8 In the article a spokesman for the provincial Ministry of the Environment claims that there are 17,000 grizzly bears in British Columbia. There is no credible basis for this…

Environmentalists decry hunting's record toll on B.C. grizzlies

MARK HUME From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail April 15, 2008 at 3:57 AM EDT VANCOUVER — A record number of grizzly bears were killed in British Columbia last year, according to new figures released yesterday by environmental organizations. “It’s kind of shocking … very disturbing,” Chris Genovali of the Raincoast Conservation Society said of provincial…