New government moves BC into 21st Century by stopping the hunting of grizzly bears in the Great Bear Rainforest

New government moves BC into 21st Century by stopping the hunting of grizzly bears in the Great Bear Rainforest

Raincoast is hailing the province’s announcement to end grizzly hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest. We await details of the government’s new policy but anticipate working with the province and First Nations to acquire the remaining commercial hunting territories…

Bears left out of the Great Bear Rainforest agreement

Bears left out of the Great Bear Rainforest agreement

While the announcement by the premier and Minister Steve Thomson essentially endorses the effort to buy out commercial trophy hunting businesses, it commits no direct support, nor does it address trophy hunting by BC residents which accounts for 60% of the grizzly kill in the Great Bear Rainforest and in the rest of province.