What was this engagement about?
British Columbians were given the opportunity to provide input on new proposed grizzly bear regulations.
On Aug. 14, 2017, the B.C. government announced that effective Nov. 30, 2017 it will end trophy hunting of grizzly bears and stop all hunting of grizzly bears in the Great Bear Rainforest.
Until Nov. 2, the public was invited to provide input into two policy documents outlining the proposed regulation changes required to implement the ban.
As part of the consultation, input was sought on:
- Changes to manage the ban in hunting areas that overlap the Great Bear Rainforest;
- Changes that will prohibit the possession of “trophy” grizzly bear parts;
- Changes that will manage prohibited grizzly bear parts;
- Changes to prohibit the trafficking of grizzly bear parts; and,
- New reporting requirements for taxidermists.
The two policy documents can be reviewed here.
How can my contribution make a difference?
Members of the public could send comments to the Fish and Wildlife Branch on the proposed regulation changes.
Details of the Engagement:
Date: October 4 – November 2, 2017
Category: Environmental Protection