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New Lives in the Wild screening date in UK

Just a very quick update: For those of you in the UK we have just heard that the episode about Kristin and I for New Lives in the Wild with Ben Fogle will screen on Nov 15 at 9pm on Channel 5. For those of...

Grizzly hunt to become election issue in BC

Momentum is building for a ban on grizzly hunting in BC. In November two documentaries are due to be aired criticising British Columbia for hunting grizzly bears for trophies. The government has responded by commissioning biologists of its choice to issue a report endorsing the...

Trophy

Lush Cosmetics are launching a new campaign in November against the trophy hunting of grizzly bears in British Columbia. The centrepiece will be a documentary talking about trophy hunting and the impact that it has on bears and bear-lovers in the province. I am one...

Having a Scratch

One of the first video clips to come from our new grizzly bear science project. Taken on a hidden trail near Grizzly Bear Ranch earlier this month. (Sorry - the audio is not local. But it seemed to fit.)...

A new science project: mapping the grizzly bears in our valley

Every guest we have that comes to view grizzly bears contributes to our conservation fund. In 2016 we have taken about a quarter of that fund and used it to start a project with the Brown Bear Research Network to try and find out more about...

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...

Grizzly Bear Airways flies again

I have an overdue confession to make. On 1st Sept 2012 I crashed my new airplane. I kept fairly quiet about it at the time, though some of you - especially those who have been at the ranch in the last couple of years - may...

It’s time Canada did better by its bears

The killing of a black bear by a US hunter with a spear in Alberta has caused public outrage. What has shocked is not so much the cruelty involved - the bear survived it's initial injuries and ran off into the forest before it died -...

British Columbia source of ‘vast majority’ of bear trophies

According to a new article in the Globe and Mail, British Columbia is the source of the vast majority of bear trophies. With hunters shooting around 240 grizzlies a year in the province and guided hunts taking about 30 percent of those, the total income...

Grizzly Bear Ranch – The Movie

In all the long years I worked as a journalist, I never really worked with television. Once in a while I might be caught on the margins of a wide pan at a well-covered newsy event, and one time my Mum claims (possibly falsely) to have...