Take Action to Protect B.C.'s Bears
Despite First Nations’ declaration to ban trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest, the hunt is now open. Send a reminder to our premier to support coastal communities and end the trophy hunt in the Great Bear Rainforest.
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WATCH BEAR WITNESS, a film by B.C. Coastal First Nations to learn more.
Leadership from the Kitasoo/Xais Xais, Heiltsuk, Nuxalk and Owekeeno Nations assert their traditional law to ban trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest by erecting this sign in the Kwatna River estuary, a popular bear trophy hunting destination.
It's time to add your name to the nearly 80% of British Columbians, including all Coastal First Nations and a majority of B.C. hunters, who oppose the trophy hunt.
CLICK HERE to send Premier Christy Clark, Minister of the Environment Mary Polak and your MLA a letter telling them what you think of the trophy hunt.
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British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest is one of the greatest tracts of intact temperate rainforest left on Earth. It is home to thousands of species of plants, birds, and animals including black bears, grizzlies, and Spirit bears.
You might think that here, the bears could live and thrive in peace. But trophy hunters have set their sights on the vulnerable animals, shooting them with rifles and cross bows as they feed near the shoreline and on salmon streams. It is shocking to think that even grizzly bears, the second slowest reproducing land mammal in North America, are routinely killed in the Great Bear Rainforest - even in protected areas and despite Coastal First Nations' ban on trophy hunting. In opposing this cruel and scientifically indefensible killing, Pacific Wild stands alongside many other NGO's, Coastal First Nations and the bear viewing industry. Moreover, First Nations communities can earn far more from responsible bear-watching ecotourism than destructive and cruel bear hunting.