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BC Wildlife Federation

Who We Are

The BC Wildlife Federation is British Columbia's largest and oldest conservation organization. Our 43,000 members are passionately committed to protecting, enhancing and promoting the wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations. Our volunteers and donors give generously of their time and finances to support to a wide range of wildlife conservation programs and projects.

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Did you know?

BC's Fish and Wildlife are At Risk.

  • Over the past 50 years the population in BC has grown exponentially, doubling in size from 2.2 to over 4.8 million people.
     
  • In the past 20 years, over 20% of government jobs dedicated to natural resource management have been removed. While at the same time, funding for natural resource management was cut in half.
     
  • BC has the highest number of species at risk in all of Canada including several iconic animals: central mountain caribou, sturgeon, mule deer, steelhead, and many more. This list continues to grow every year.
     
  • Today,only 58 steelhead remain in the Chilcotin river and only 177 steelhead in the Thompson, the lowest in 40 years. One of British Columbia's most iconic populations of steelhead is almost completely wiped-out forever.
     

Everyday the BCWF is working to advocate on behalf of British Columbia's fish and wildlife. Some of the projects we are working include but are not limited to:

  • Combating rapid development in the Heart of the Fraser to protect crucial white sturgeon and salmoid habitat.
     
  • Working to protect what's left of the Thompson and Chilcotin Steelhead by recognizing them as endangered species.
     
  • Learning how to restore mule deer populations in BC by studying how landscape change and the predator prey community are affecting our current populations.
     
  • Leading numerous wetlands activities that result in habitat restoration, enhancement and conservation projects.
     
  • Working with the BC Government and local communities to help increase the abundancy of fish and wildlife that presently continue to decline.

Help be the voice of BC's fish and wildlife and speak for those who can't speak for themselves.

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The BC Wildlife Federation is aghast at statements being made in a new campaign to ban cougar, lynx and bobcat hunting. While sensationalizing legal hunts may yield headlines, it does a disservice to conservationists who understand predator-prey relationships and undermines the science-based management of wildlife. 


Like any other wildlife species, cougars and other wild-cats need to be managed using scientific information. In many circumstances, hunting is an appropriate means of managing predator numbers and ensuring a balanced predator-prey relationship.

 

You can take action today and let your MLA, Premier Horgan and Mr. Donaldson – Minister of FLNRORD know you support the hunting and trapping regulations as set out in the Hunting and Trapping Regulation Synopsis, and in particular, you support the hunting of cougars, lynx and bobcats. 


Read our full response and Take Action here. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________