Oct 1, 2017 - this is when trophy hunters will begin shooting the same bears that we all enjoy viewing. Hunters can be international, going with a commercial guide-outfitter in a hunting tenure, or can operate independently as residents of British Columbia. Trophy hunts happen each spring and fall, killing hundreds of bears.
Until trophy hunting is banned by the province of British Columbia, Sea to Cedar is dedicated to ending the commercial trophy hunt in the southern Great Bear Rainforest. We support the tribal laws that ban trophy hunting in the territories of our Indigenous colleagues.
We work with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Coastal First Nations Bear Working Group, and are looking to build relationships with local titleholders (First Nation government), local communities, and businesses to devise effective local strategies to stop the hunt. Collectively, these actions are making the coast a place where bears can thrive without senseless persecution by trophy hunters.
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By placing remote wildlife cameras and non-invasive hair snagging stations in areas that carnivores frequent, we can gather information to learn about the local grizzly bears, black bears and sometimes even wolves and cougars. We do this as part of a broader carnivore monitoring collaboration, led by Coastal First Nations, the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, and the Spirit Bear Research Foundation.
We discover where they roam and how they behave, while providing added value to local ecotourism and school programs.
We share wildlife cameras with local school programs in the coast to encourage students to learn about their carnivore neighbours and be stewards of the region. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating as a contributor or educator in this program.