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Banff National Park: Balancing Tourism with Conservation - Episode 9

LEARN ABOUT ECOLOGICAL INTEGRITY IN BANFF NATIONAL PARK AND TAKE ACTION (LINK)

Northern Lights Bear Cub Fundraiser - Special Episode

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Photographing Spirit Bears in the Great Bear Rainforest - Episode 6

If you want to ensure that the Great Bear Rainforest’s terrestrial and marine environments are fully protected for the spirit bear, please join me in taking action to tell our governments that this fragile wilderness is no place for tanker traffic.

Write Letters:

While this takes the most effort, it remains the single most effective way to effect change, because the Ministers of the British Columbia government, in particular, are required by law to respond to physical letters (whereas they do not legally have to respond to emails, tweets, or Facebook posts):

Write to:

  1. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Mailing Address:
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2

  1. Premier Christy Clark (Premier of British Columbia)

Address:
Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC
V8V 1X4

  1. John Horgan (Leader of the NDP in British Columbia)

Address:
Room 201, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC
V8V 1X4

For help in writing your letter/email (see below for email addresses), please check out this excellent resource from Pacific Wild: http://pacificwild.org/initiatives/ocean/no-tankers

Write Emails:

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada: pm@pm.gc.ca
Christy Clark, Premier of BC: premier@gov.bc.ca
John Horgan, Leader of the NDP: oppositionleader@leg.bc.ca

More Information:

Pacific Wild: http://pacificwild.org/take-action/campaigns/say-no-to-enbridge-northern-gateway

Raincoast: http://www.raincoast.org/oil-free-coast/

 

Killing Grizzlies: The Truth Behind the B.C. Trophy Hunt - Episode 5

If the latest EXPOSED episode got you fired up about the BC Grizzly Bear Hunt and and you want to do something about it, then please consider taking action:

Write Letters:

While this takes a lot of effort on your part, it remains the single most effective way to effect change, because the Ministers of the British Columbia government are required by law to respond to physical letters (whereas they do not legally have to respond to emails, tweets, or Facebook posts):

Write to:

1. Premier Christy Clark (who will decide whether the hunt stays or goes)

Address:
Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC
V8V 1X4

2. John Horgan, leader of the NDP (who has yet to take a position on the grizzly hunt)

Address:
Room 201, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC
V8V 1X4

3. Your local MLA if you live in BC. If you don’t live in BC, then concentrate on the first two.

The points you can make in your letter include the following:

1. Most British Columbians support hunting for food, but 91 percent oppose hunting grizzly bears for trophies (Insights West poll, Oct 2015).

2. The cost of administering the grizzly hunt almost certainly outweighs the revenues from it (Crest Report 2012) and so it makes no economic sense to continue the hunt.

3. The grizzly hunt is hurting BC's image and its eco-tourism sector (and if you live outside of BC like I do, then you can also add that the hunt makes it less likely that you will visit British Columbia in the immediate future and spend your tourism dollars there).

Note: These politicians get a lot of abusive email. If you keep the tone calm and respectful your voice will count for more.

Email:

Christy Clark, Premier of BC: premier@gov.bc.ca

Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources: steve.thomson.mla@leg.bc.ca

John Horgan, Leader of the NDP: oppositionleader@leg.bc.ca

Twitter:

BC Premier Christy Clark: @ChristyClarkBC

Minister Steve Thomson: @Steve4Kelowna

NDP Leader John Horgan: @jjhorgan

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ChristyClarkForBC/

https://www.facebook.com/Steve4Kelowna/

https://www.facebook.com/johnhorganbc/

More Information:

Pacific Wild: http://pacificwild.org/take-action/campaigns/stop- the-trophy- hunt

Raincoast: http://www.raincoast.org/projects/grizzly-bears/troph- hunting/

Donate to Help in the Fight:

Pacific Wild: http://pacificwild.org/support-us/donate

Raincoast: http://www.raincoast.org/donate/ (Raincoast actually buys up guide-outfitter territories with donation money)

Wildlife Defence League: http://www.wildlifedefenceleague.org/donate (WDL are frontline protestors that work on the ground to stop grizzly bear hunters)

Sign the Petition:

Pacific Wild – End the Transport of Canadian Hunting Trophies:
https://www.change.org/p/sign-and- share-to- tell-aircanada- amp-westjet- african-animals-aren- t-the- only-ones- who-need- protecting-stoptheexport

Bears Matter – Ban the Trophy Hunt in BC:
https://www.change.org/p/protect-grizzly-bears- by-banning- the-trophy- hunt-in- bc

Canada's War on Wolves - The Alberta Wolf Cull - Episode 3

The Alberta government has slaughtered more than 1200 wolves in the name of caribou recovery since 2005, yet the caribou numbers in the Little Smoky and A La Peche have not recovered at all. Meanwhile, the government has continued to allow oil and gas development and forest harvesting and has not set aside a single piece of caribou habitat for protection.

Please take action by writing to the officials listed below and telling them that Alberta needs to immediately implement a Caribou Recovery Plan and put a temporary halt on all oil and gas and forest harvesting activities in the Little Smoky and A La Peche regions until habitat is set aside and protected and a comprehensive range plan is in place. Tell them they also need to immediately protect habitat and put range plans in place for Alberta’s other woodland caribou herds so that those herds can stabilize and begin to grow without ever having to resort to a wolf cull.

We need to put an immediate end to the wolf cull in Alberta, it is not acceptable to kill off one species in a vain attempt to save another when the real culprit is the lack of habitat protection.

Please feel free to ‘Copy and Paste’ sections of this text into your emails, letters and tweets. Please also consider donating to one of the charitable organizations I have listed below to help them in their fight for caribou recovery and ending the wolf cull.

Note that Alberta has a new government in place, so they are more likely to listen to your emails and letters than previous governments may have been.

More Information on the Alberta Wolf Cull and Caribou Recovery:

My blog: http://blog.wildernessprints.com/2015/01/1000-dead-wolves-and-counting.html

Alberta Wilderness Association: https://albertawilderness.ca/issues/wildlife/caribou/

Nature (Journal of Science): http://www.nature.com/news/wolf-cull-will-not-save-threatened-canadian-caribou-1.16734

Nature of Things (CBC): http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episodes/billion-dollar-caribou (Billion Dollar Caribou episode – September 2013)

CPAWS (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society): http://cpawsnab.org/campaigns/caribou

Donate to Help the Fight:

Alberta Wilderness Association: https://albertawilderness.ca/product/express-donation/

CPAWS: http://cpawsnab.org/help

Raincoast: http://www.raincoast.org/donate/

Wildlife Defence League: http://www.wildlifedefenceleague.org/donate

Pacific Wild (BC wolf cull): http://pacificwild.org/support-us/donate

Sign The Petition:

Raincoast – Stop the Inhumane Killing of Alberta Wolves: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Jim_Prentice_Premier_of_Alberta_Immediately_halt_all_lethal_wolf_control_in_Alberta/

CPAWS – Saving Canada’s Caribou: https://secure2.convio.net/cpaws/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=243

Send easy-to-fill-in form letters/emails:

CPAWS: https://secure2.convio.net/cpaws/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=175

Email Directly on your own (please keep your language civil!):

Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta: premier@gov.ab.ca

Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks: lethbridge.west@assembly.ab.ca

Twitter:

Premier Notley: @RachelNotley (https://twitter.com/RachelNotley)
Minister Phillips: @SPhillipsAB (https://twitter.com/SPhillipsAB)

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/rachelnotley/
https://www.facebook.com/ShannonPhillipsLethbridge/

B.C. Grizzly Trophy Hunt - Episode 1

If you want to voice your opposition to the BC Grizzly Bear Hunt and to roadside bear hunting on highways like the Stewart-Cassiar, then please Take Action by following the links below:

More Information

Pacific Wild: http://pacificwild.org/take-action/campaigns/stop-the-trophy-hunt

Raincoast: http://www.raincoast.org/projects/grizzly-bears/troph-hunting/

Global News: http://globalnews.ca/news/2210949/warning-graphic-content-video-showing-grizzly-bear-getting-shot-multiple-times-during-hunt-sparks-debate/ [WARNING: extreme graphic content in the video they have posted]

Donate

Pacific Wild: http://pacificwild.org/support-us/donate

Raincoast: http://www.raincoast.org/donate/

Wildlife Defence League: http://www.wildlifedefenceleague.org/donate

Sign the petition

Pacific Wild – End the Transport of Canadian Hunting Trophies: https://www.change.org/p/sign-and-share-to-tell-aircanada-amp-westjet-african-animals-aren-t-the-only-ones-who-need-protecting-stoptheexport

Bears Matter – Ban the Trophy Hunt in BC: https://www.change.org/p/protect-grizzly-bears-by-banning-the-trophy-hunt-in-bc

Email

Christy Clark, Premier of BC: premier@gov.bc.ca

Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources: steve.thomson.mla@leg.bc.ca

Twitter

BC Premier Christy Clark: @ChristyClarkBC

Minister Steve Thomson: @Steve4Kelowna

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/ChristyClarkForBC/

https://www.facebook.com/Steve4Kelowna/

ABOUT JOHN

Get exposed to the world of one of Canada's premier professional wildlife and nature photographers. EXPOSED with John E. Marriott is the culmination of his life’s work — a documentary-style, no-holds-barred web series in which John profiles his favourite locations and subjects, shares tips and how-tos for aspiring photographers, and tackles the important and controversial issues in wildlife conservation.