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ACTION ALERT: BC’s trophy hunt begins – and the bears need your voice

On April 1, 2015, the killing will begin. The infamous trophy hunt of British Columbia’s grizzly bears is moving forward, despite the lack of scientific support, stakeholder support or public support. The Coastal First Nations have stated...
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Fur prices down in Ohio, trappers blame lack of foreign interest

We wrote about a couple of online news outlets falling for the fur industry spin last week. And this week we have even more evidence that the fur industry is not recovering – and is in fact continuing to dwindle. The Norwalk Reflector , based...
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Episode 221: Water world

Some 500 years ago, Leonardo Da Vinci said "water is the driving force of all nature." And today, that message needs to be spread. Not only are our oceans the last frontier of Earth-based exploration, they – along with our lakes and...
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Is a new generation accepting fur, or are journalists buying the spin?

If you take headlines at their face value, it would seem fur is back in a big way. But if you’re capable of critical thinking, it would seem that journalists are buying the fur industry’s spin, hook, line and sinker. The latest article,...
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Fashion and function meet in bird-saving cat collars

A hot topic in the discussion of outdoor cats is their uncanny killing ability. Our feline friends are accused of killing between 1.3 billion and 4 billion birds a year in the United States (according to a Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute...
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Why we choose to protect fur-bearers

We had an interesting post on our Facebook wall today. A user, whose name has been redacted from the attached image, stated “ I love animals as much as the next person and believe they should be treated with respect. Here is an idea lets [sic...
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Essay: Commercialization in wildlife management and its significance

This essay was submitted to The Fur-Bearers by Natural Resource Protection student Lynnea Parker. It has been republished with her permission. Commercialism in Wildlife Management and its Significance with Species Conservation in British Columbia By...
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Business owner shows what not to do when you see a Lynx

We all love a chance to see wildlife, up close and personally. But we also need to be smart about it and make sure the wildlife – and ourselves – remain safe. A business owner in Terrace Bay, however, didn’t get the message. In a...
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Canada on oil sands: when to censor, when to share

It’s not uncommon for a lot of back and forth to occur at the government level when non-profits, advocates or alternative media start asking questions. We saw that during the media firestorm regarding the use of muskrat fur in RCMP hats ( we...
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Habitat fragmentation a danger to more than just birds

A biologist sent a warning in a CBC interview , indicating that the growth of Sudbury will cause issues for wildlife. But the national news network pulled their punches – and the true scope of the issue of habitat fragmentation was missed. The...
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