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B.C.’s human-wildlife conflict response needs reform

A happy large black bear walks down the road.

Recent events have raised important legal questions about the policies, practices, and procedures of the British Columbia Conservation Officer Service (BCCOS) for responding to human-wildlife conflicts. This past summer was marked by multiple encounters involving people and black bears in the Lower Mainland, with accompanying BCCOS-related controversy as well. In a high-profile incident in Coquitlam, […]

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BC Bear Day was a success!

Doug Neasloss speaks to the crowd at the Pipe Shop for BC Bear Day 2019.

BC Bear Day this past weekend was a grand success. We saw lots of kids, teddy bears in hand, residents looking for tips on how to coexist with bears and people generally interested in learning more about bears. The afternoon portion of the event was filled with presentations, games, face painting, bear yoga and an […]

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BC Bear Day photography exhibit

Close up of a painting of a golden grizzly.

As part of BC Bear Day – this Sunday in North Vancouver – you can view a fantastic collection of wildlife photography that will, of course, include BC Bears. You can take a sneak peak below, and we hope you can view them in person.  The event is hosted in the stunning heritage status Pipe-Shop, […]

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