BCWF Feedback on the Commercial Bear-Viewing Strategy Public Engagement

The B.C. Wildlife Federation (BCWF) is responding to the call for feedback on the BC Provincial Government Commercial Bear-Viewing Strategy Public Engagement. The BCWF supports sustainable hunting and associated management practices when based on evidence, and we are calling for similar measures when it comes to wildlife and bear viewing.

We also recognize and acknowledge that Aboriginal rights and interests need to be protected, and that culturally important sites are respected and maintained.

The BCWF recognizes that commercial bear viewing is a highly profitable and sustainable use of a resource, however, we are concerned that without objectives, legislation, and regulation, there is a potential for misuse and serious impacts on wildlife and their habitats.

View our full statement here.

We encourage you to leave constructive and focused feedback on the draft here.

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