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Action Grizzly Bear Launched

Alberta Asked to Commit to Recovery and the Dollars Required

Sierra Club Canada · Defenders of Wildlife · Natural Resource Defense Council · USTB Research · West Athabasca Bioregional Society

Media Release : Wednesday Nov 19th

Calgary: Today, local, national and international conservation organizations have launched "Action Grizzly Bear." Based out of Alberta, which for many years has been on the receding edge of grizzly bear numbers and range in North America, the new collaborative campaign is focused on achieving Alberta and Canadian government action on grizzly bear recovery at a level comparable to what has been ongoing in the United States for more than a decade with positive results. It provides citizens with a vehicle to have their voices heard on behalf of the fewer than 500 grizzly bears remaining in Alberta; a number sharply down from the 1,000 the province committed to retaining habitat for in 1984.

"Although stating their concern for the health of the grizzly bear population, neither the Premier nor the Minister of Sustainable Resource Development made any commitment to recovery or a budget for it in their replies to recent letters requesting a commitment," notes Morrison with Action Grizzly Bear.

For more information go to www.actiongrizzlybear.ca and contact:

  • Sierra Club Canada: Carl Morrison or Dianne Pachal, 403 234-7368, Calgary, AB
  • Jean Langlois, 1-888-810-4204 ex 230, Ottawa, ON (French language interviews also)
  • Defenders of Wildlife - Canadian Representative: Jim Pissot, 403 678-0016, Canmoe, AB
  • Natural Resources Defence Council: Louisa Wilcox, 406 222-9561, Livingstone MT.


Independent contacts regarding grizzly bear science:

Dr. Steve Herrero, 403 243-3614, Calgary, AB

Posted November 19, 2008 by Anonymous

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