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Ban grizzly bear hunting, group pleads

Globe and Mail July 29, 2008 SUNNY DHILLON VANCOUVER — A conservation group based on Vancouver Island is urging the British Columbia government to “immediately end all hunting of grizzly bears” in the province, given “uncertainty” about the species’ current population.  The Raincoast Conservation Society made the request in a letter sent to Premier Gordon […]

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Column misses point, B.C. lacks endangered species legislation

Victoria News July 30, 2008 by Chris Genovali Re: “Protecting species is everyone’s job” (Tom Fletcher, July 16) The article’s argument that the B.C. government’s “advertising for more people to visit parks and get out fishing … might be more important to biodiversity than difficult-to-enforce endangered species laws” is facile at best.

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Grizzly viewing beats hunting

by Chris Genovali letters – Victoria Times Colonist and Vancouver Province Published: Sunday, June 15, 2008 Re: ” Poll: Ban grizzly hunting in B.C.,” June 11. British Columbians have been strongly opposed to the grizzly hunt for several years. In 2001, the International Fund for Animal Welfare commissioned Strategic Communications to conduct a province wide […]

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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 […]

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Great Bear Rainforest Agreement

An ongoing assessment of British Columbia’s efforts in protecting the Great Bear Rainforest September 1, 2005 Proposed land use plans for Great Bear Rainforest scientifically inadequate The British Columbia government is currently deciding whether or not to legally implement a new conservation blueprint for the Great Bear Rainforest. After years of consultation with the forestry […]

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