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Bears-Forever-highlight-bear-media-centre-Rev1.pngThe Bears Forever project is dedicated to building support across British Columbia for the First Nations-led ban on trophy hunting for bears in the Great Bear Rainforest.

This project launched on September 4, 2013 with the release of the short documentary 'Bear Witness' and the results of a new opinion poll documenting the shifting attitudes of British Columbians towards trophy hunting.

BearsForever.ca is a project of Coastal First Nations, led by the Central Coast First Nations Bear Working Group. To reach a member of the working group for an interview or quote, please contact:

Councillor Jessie Housty

Heiltsuk Nation, JHousty@heiltsuknation.ca 

Councillor Doug Neasloss

Kitasoo/Xai'xais Nation, DougNeasloss@gmail.com 

 

Press Releases

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Our press releases are available in HTML and PDF format.

Please refer to one of the contacts above if you would like to schedule an interview.

  

 

Research & Data

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Insights West study asks over 1,000 British Columbians about their opinion regarding trophy hunting. Download the Detailed Data Tabulations (PDF)

CREST & Stanford University published a study comparing the economic impact of bear viewing and bear hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest. Download the Report (PDF) and Press Release (PDF).

McAllister Opinion Research is offering raw data from its poll of 805 British Columbians on their attitudes towards bears and trophy hunting. Download the Final Results (PDF) and Demographic Tables (PDF).

 

 

Photos & Video

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Hi-resolution photos are available for editorial use. Please credit the photographer.

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Hunter holding a grizzly bear paw from 'Cheeky'. Photo taken May 2013 in the Kwatna estuary. Photo by: Robert S. Johnson.

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Hunter holding a grizzly bear head from 'Cheeky'. Photo taken May 2013 in the Kwatna estuary. Photo by: Robert S. Johnson.

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A young grizzly bear eats sedge grasses in an estuary on the central coast. Photo by: Douglas Neasloss.

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A mother grizzly bear walks along a BC beach with her cub. Photo by: Douglas Neasloss.

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A mother Kermode bear and her spirit bear cub watch for fish in a BC river. Photo by: Douglas Neasloss.

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Two grizzly bears lounge in the sun on the BC coast. Photo by: Douglas Neasloss.

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A grizzly bear cub chats with his mother in a BC field. Photo by: Douglas Neasloss.

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Bears Forever is a project of Coastal First Nations and the Central Coast First Nations Bear Working Group

CFN Kitasoo Nuxalk Heiltsuk Wuikinuxv