08 Sep Grizzly Bear Inquiry launched in BC
The Grizzly Bear Foundation has launched a board of inquiry to review the status and future of grizzly bears in British Columbia. The three person board, whose members include Chairman Michael Audain of Vancouver, Stuart McLaughlin of West Vancouver and Suzanne Veit of Victoria, will seek advice and information from a broad group of BC residents and organizations regarding:
- Threats to British Columbia’s grizzly bear population including habitat fragmentation and loss, hunting, food source deletion, climate change, poaching and traffic accidents
- Bear-human interaction, especially on how mutual protection protocols might be developed to reflect the strong and historical relationship between humans and grizzlies in British Columbia
- Ways and means of enhancing the growth of the bear-watching industry in a responsible manner, including the potential for increased employment opportunities
- The future of grizzly bears’ survival in British Columbia.