Few of us have seen a grizzly live in the wild. So, why do they matter to our health, culture, spirituality, and even our economic system? What science is being used to set hunting allocations? Should ethical arguments play a role in how we manage wildlife? Research and reports help us all understand more about grizzlies, how they are threatened, and what we can do to help them.
The Board of Inquiry was established in September 2016 by the newly formed Grizzly Bear Foundation to review the status and future of the grizzly bears of British Columbia in order to set the direction for the Foundation’s work.
This report aims to summarize the current state of knowledge regarding the use of electric fencing and bear spray to reduce human-grizzly bear conflict in British Columbia (BC), identify industries, activities, and land-uses that occur in BC that have the potential to create conflict, and identify target audiences and partners within BC that could use information to better inform their practices to reduce human-bear conflict.
This report aims to define food security and examine why it is important to the conservation of grizzly bears inhabiting British Columbia.