Grizzly Bears currently occupy 89% of their historical range in BC.
Scientists estimate 14,000 – 16,000 grizzly bears live in BC.
Wildlife Management and Conservation Works
BC’s management of grizzly bears is a story the province should be proud of. An estimated 25,000 grizzlies reside in Canada, half of which live in British Columbia. The provincial estimate of BC’s grizzly bear population has remained in the range of 14,000-16,000 for nearly two decades.
British Columbia’s wildlife management relies on strong science and sound laws. We are fortunate to have the resources through the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations and Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation to undertake scientific studies, procure accurate population estimates, and understand the appropriate level of consumptive use.
Hunting gives wildlife value. Hunters and guide outfitters have a vested interest in the future of wildlife. As a result, they are passionate about preserving the opportunity for future generations to enjoy them.
GOABC is happy to share the outpouring of support for Ron Fleming and the class action lawsuit from our friends at the Dallas Safari Club! Here's what they had to say: DSC is eager to support Ron Fleming and the other BC outfitters who have been negatively affected...read more
SUPPORT Ron Fleming of Love Bros & Lee in the class action for closing the grizzly bear hunt. AMERICANS: Funds may be directed through Conservation Force at www.conservationforce.org. Stipulate the project "BC grizzly lawsuit." CANADIANS: A legal defence fund...read more
Vancouver, British Columbia (December 19, 2018) – Ron Fleming, owner of Love Bros & Lee, a 45-year guide outfitting company outside Smithers, B.C., initiated class action proceedings in B.C. Supreme Court yesterday, seeking compensation for all guide outfitting businesses following the government’s December 2017 decision to ban grizzly bear hunting across the province.read more