To our members and supporters,
Do you remember the grizzly bear hunt consultation process that took place during the fall of 2017? 78% of those consulted wanted the grizzly bear hunt stopped. That consultation process netted a scant 4,200 written responses. That means just 924 people voiced their support for the hunt. That told us one thing; many of the approximately 100,000 hunter conservationists in BC are disengaged.
Our provincial government has recently offered us another big opportunity to steer the direction of wildlife management in BC into the future. Its fairly common knowledge that wildlife and their habitat in BC are in trouble, populations continue to decline as their habitat is reduced, fragmented and degraded. If you are going to do one thing for wildlife this year, this is it! Wildlife needs your voice!
The first consultation process is taking place now until July 31, 2018 and concerns “Wildlife and Habitat”. The BC Government is taking written submissions at WildlifeAndHabitat@gov.bc.ca .for which we’ve prepared a template here.
They’re also taking online comments on the following page: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/wildlifeandhabitat/. We’ve prepared suggested responses here.
It is very important that comments and written submissions are made in a respectful and thoughtful manner. These comments and submissions are public and it is crucial that we present ourselves in a manner that cultivates public trust. Thank you for taking the time to be a voice in for wildlife in BC.