Conservation group buys hunting rights
Saturday, September 15 2012 @ 12:46 PM EDT
Contributed by: elle
A group adamantly opposed to trophy hunting of grizzly and black bears has bought the commercial hunting rights in a vast area of the Great Bear Rainforest.
The Raincoast Conservation Foundation now controls hunting in 28,000 square kilometres of the central coast and its latest acquisition of 3,500 square kilometres includes key areas around Princess Royal Island where there is the highest concentration of Kermode or spirit bears (black bears with white coats).
"This is the heart of spirit bear country," said Chris Genovali, Raincoast executive director.