Many years ago, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to see the Great Bear Rainforest. For two weeks I visited salmon hatcheries, met with First Nations leaders, and lived on the research vessel Achiever with the Raincoast conservation foundation crew. We gathered information on bear viewing, trophy hunting, salmon runs and much more. The experience really helped me understand what is at risk if human developments continues to destroy the natural world. It helped me see so much that is worth fighting for.
We’ve been working with a LEGO expert to create a stop motion LEGO film about the situation for the bears, and what each family can do to help. Stay tuned for the release of the film in the coming days!
“Port Coquitlam council may impose a $500 fine for residents who don’t secure their garbage to reduce the number of bears killed in the city.” See full article on tricitynews.com
A few years ago, the Municipality of Port Coquitlam took a big step toward bear-proofing their green bins and keeping bears out of the garbage. Read more at Tricitynews.com.
The big challenge is to get all cities to do this, and more.
Mayor of Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast, Bill Beamish, calls on residents to do more. He has been a great ally to bears and the Sunshine Coast Bear Alliance. Beamish recently reminded residents that 14 bears were put down on the Coast in 2019, mostly due to attractants being left out.
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