Create essential comprehensive protection for bear dens across the province.


Coastal black bear dens are typically found in or beneath large-diameter trees, such as those found in old-growth areas. The dens can be used by multiple generations of bears to give birth to cubs and survive cold, wet winters. However, forestry removes many of those large trees, and replanted areas are harvested before the trees reach an adequate size. Recently, the province blamed its inaction on a lack of information on the population status of black bears. Legal protections for these essential habitats exist only in the Great Bear Rainforest and on Haida Gwaii, while the rest of the province relies on inconsistent voluntary policies determined by logging companies.

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