Tag Archives: Grizzly Bears in BC

Trophy hunters: A danger to humans as well as prey?

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Trophy hunting of wolves, grizzly bears, and cougars may endanger hunters as well as the animals they target, a new study suggests.

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Effects of Bute Inlet landslide unfolding

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Environmental impacts from millions of tonnes of earth and water sluicing down a valley and spilling into the ocean are just beginning to be understood, say scientists studying a massive landslide in the Bute Inlet watershed.

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Emaciated grizzly sparks concern about low salmon count

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

An emaciated grizzly was found dead yesterday on the B.C. Central Coast yesterday, sparking concern over the rest of the bear population and its food supply. 

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The Great Grizzlies Go Home

North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

When two grizzly bears island-hopped across the Johnston Strait to Alert Bay in 2016, the community was transfixed — and afraid. Children were kept inside while conservation officers set traps. Within a week the bears were captured and relocated back to their territory in the Great Bear Rainforest. Judy Hilgemann, an artist originally from Port Alice, had firsthand accounts of the situation from her conservation officer husband, and she turned the saga into a children’s story called The Great Grizzlies Go Home.

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