Wildlife Diary

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...

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...

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 hunt set to become BC election issue in 2017

With several different groups now campaigning to end the grizzly hunt in British Columbia, it could become an election issue in the provincial poll next spring. An article in the Victoria Times Colonist makes the case for a ban. Click here to read the article in...

BC’s Auditor General to look into grizzly hunt

B.C.'s auditor general will look into the province's controversial grizzly bear hunt to see if the government is managing the animals properly. The David Suzuki Foundation and the University of Victoria Environmental Law Centre asked for an investigation after a study they conducted suggested the limits...

Grizzlies all over

We usually see grizzlies in the spring, but not four in one outing and not this early. Here are some pics Kristin took including one of a mum with a cub of the year. Unfortunately the grizzly hunters are out there too. So we are...

Eating salmon

A grizzly bear tucking into a nice plump salmon. The fish run was very low this year, and the fish were late, but when they did arrive they were larger than usual and provided some good late-Fall feeding opportunities for the grizzlies on the river....

A nice bear butt

Grizzly bears are almost always shown standing on their back legs with the mouths open in a howl of rage. The truth is that most of them rarely stand up on their back legs and prefer to trundle along on all fours. Here is a more...