Posts tagged grizzly bear
What's good for grizzlies is good for the ecosystem.

Few animals are as synonymous with the wilderness of British Columbia as grizzly bears (also known as brown bears, or Ursus arctos on formal occasions). These large, majestic animals roam the wild places of our province and are great indicators of the overall health of an ecosystem. Generally speaking, in order to support keystone species like grizzly bears, every element of an area needs to be in tip-top shape. When thinking about grizzly bears as canaries in the coalmine, two key variables to consider are their diet and physical size.

 

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6 must-read posts about environmentalism in 2013.

We've had a great year at The Starfish Canada! Thanks to your generous contributions, we'll be going nonprofit in 2014 and working to expand all of our current programming. In the meantime, let's take a look at some of the best articles of 2013, all done by volunteer writers.

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Bearing progress: Universities join the call for better management of B.C.'s grizzly bear populations.

In a move that bolsters the protests and concerns of many British Columbians, including British Columbia’s Coastal First Nations Alliance and the Coast to Cascades Grizzly Bear Initiative, a trifecta of universities has released a report that sheds some light on B.C. grizzly bear crisis. The report notes that B.C.’s grizzly bear hunt is not sustainable and is threatening already struggling bear populations.

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We can't let British Columbia's grizzly bears disappear.

A new study by researchers in British Columbia has shown that the province’s grizzly bear hunting program isn’t as sustainable as was once thought. These findings agree with the sentiment expressed by the European Union in 2004 when importing grizzly trophies from B.C. was banned; and they raise some serious questions about what exactly the people in charge of issuing permits are thinking.

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The Coast to Cascades Initiative: Keeping BC grizzlies alive and thriving.

From the Coastal First Nations ban on trophy hunting in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest in 2012, to the current Coast to Cascades coalition that is calling on the BC government to step up grizzly bear education and habitat remediation, it is clear that grave concern is intensifying for BC’s grizzly bear population.

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