British Columbians are being given the opportunity to provide input on new proposed grizzly bear regulations.
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development made the announcement Tuesday.
Until November 2, 2017 the public can provide input into two policy documents outlining the proposed regulation changes required to implement the ban.
As part of the consultation, input is being sought on:
- Changes to manage the ban in hunting areas that overlap the Great Bear Rainforest
- Changes that will prohibit the possession of “trophy” grizzly bear parts
- Changes that will manage prohibited grizzly bear parts
- Changes to prohibit the trafficking of grizzly bear parts
- New reporting requirements for taxidermists.
The Government announced on August 14 the end of trophy hunting of grizzly as well as the stop of all hunting of grizzly bears in the Great Bear Rainforest effective November 30, 2017.
Members of the public can email comments to the Fish and Wildlife Branch at [email protected]