A coalition of conservationists and First Nations wants the B-C government to ban bear hunting in a region they call the Great Bear Rainforest.
With the spring bear hunt set to open on April 1st, the groups led by the Humane Society International, has launched a campaign to pressure the province to end the trophy hunt of all species of bear in the region.
Ian McAllister, of the conservation group Pacific Wild, says the hunt is unethical and threatens the survival of all species of bear.
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However, Environment Minister Barry Penner says, there’s evidence the grizzly population in B-C is stable and even growing…and the province is not considering a ban on bear hunting.