Demand Protection for Canada’s Grizzly Bears

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Target: Peter Kent, Federal Environmental Minister

Goal: List the grizzly bear under Canada’s Species at Risk Act to increase protections for vulnerable populations.

Grizzly bears are at risk of disappearing from many parts of Canada. Due to a variety of external factors, including habitat destruction, climate change, and poaching, grizzly bear populations in Canada are on the brink of extinction. To increase federal protection for this species, the grizzly bear should be listed under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA). Urge the Federal Environmental Minister, Peter Kent, to increase the grizzly bear’s conservation status.

Grizzly bears have low reproductive rates, which make them among the most vulnerable large mammals in Canada. This poses a problem when grizzly bear populations are being decimated due to human development activities. As humans build more communities and encroach upon grizzly territory, many bears become isolated and restricted to small areas. Many parts of Canada are involved in oil and gas extraction. These types of extractions remove natural habitats and pollute the clean air and clean water that grizzly populations depend on. Reports show that speeding vehicles, as well as illegal poaching, kill many grizzly bears. Scientists have noted that more female bears are killed than male bears, which greatly affects the already low reproductive rate of grizzly bears.

There are 16 subpopulations of grizzly bears that are on the cusp of extinction. If the grizzly bear is protected under SARA, then stricter regulation will be enforced to control the unlawful killing of grizzly bears. Developers and construction companies will be required to follow stricter protocol to ensure that critical grizzly bear habitat is not destroyed. Grizzly bears are an iconic symbol of Canadian wilderness, and they also play a critical role in the maintenance of a healthy ecosystem. Sign the petition below to ask Peter Kent to list the grizzly bear under SARA.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Kent,

It has come to my attention that Canada’s grizzly bear populations are close to the brink of extinction. These bears are disappearing from many parts of Canada due to a variety of external factors, often human-caused. To increase federal protection for this species, I would like to urge you to list the grizzly bear under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA).

As you may know, grizzly bears have low reproductive rates, which make them among the most vulnerable large mammals in Canada. Low reproductive rates make it difficult for this species to recover from major habitat destruction. As humans build more communities and continue extracting gas and oil, natural forest habitats, which grizzlies depend on, are being destroyed and decimated for these purposes. Reports show that grizzly bears are also killed by speeding vehicles and illegal poaching.

If the grizzly bear is protected under SARA, then stricter regulation will be enforced to ensure that grizzly bear populations are not endangered by human activities. Grizzly bears are an iconic symbol of Canadian wilderness, and they also help maintain a healthy ecosystem. Please consider listing the grizzly bear under SARA to protect this majestic species.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Dmitry Azovtsev via Wikimedia Commons

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9 Comments

  1. Dr. Christa Pardeller says:

    do not kill. Animals are living creatures.

  2. Carol Byram says:

    It will be a horrible world with no other creatures besides us in it.

  3. Such Living Creatures as Grizzly Bears and all other Breeds and Species of Wildlife need to start getting Protected for Future Generations to grow up and learn about, and also to appreciate and grow to Love and Respect, – Not exploited,Hunted and Killed, their Habitats destroyed etc
    And all of us should be pulling together towards saving such Species from Extinction and protecting them -again for Future Generations to be able to learn about, respect, appreciate & Protect etc-Not to end up Future Generations only ending up Just having Photos and Pictures to Look at of What was.
    “WE CANNOT LET, NOR ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN”.

  4. Cecily Colloby. says:

    Yet another case of the arrogant and greedy human race encroaching on the habitat of our wildlife.Will we EVER learn that we are NOT the only creature to be considered on this planet?

  5. Jennifer Chomiak says:

    I love Grizzly Bears! I signed!

  6. it,s shameful humans aren,t happy unless they can kill for the fun of it destroy everything thats around us we have to protect all wild life other wise there will nothing left for us none dectructive humans to love and enjoy

  7. i believe Grizzly Bears sould be pertected Odvisiously by everybody in the world not only from the barbaric behavior of coldblooded coldhearted idiots like male and females humanbeings they are teaching this to they’re teaching their children to kill inb my opinion this is enexcusable unexceotable and in no means be tolerated because serierl killing begins with animal abuse torture that is where serierl killers come from and that is what children are being taught from their own parants they have to step back and take along look at their innocent children because if they contintue to allow barbaric bavior and stop doing it before it’s to late.

  8. THESE BARBARIC SCENERIES ARE MONSTERSWORK, NOT HUMANDEGRADING, ABSOLUTELY WRONG & UNACCEPTABLE AND TO BAN IN THE MOMENT ALL OVER THE WORLD!

    KILLINGS AND ABUSES TO LIVING CREATURES ARE UNBEARABLY FOR CIVILIZED SOCIETIES!

    HAVE YOU LOST YOUR HUMANITY AND YOUR BRAIN, PERSONS RESPONSIBLE?

    People need to vote unacting authorities and BASTARDS acting irresponsibly out of occupations NOW AND FOREVER!!!

    ON WHICH PLANET WE STAY HERE ALL TOGETHER WITH WHAT KINDS OF MONSTERS ???
    ETHICS OF RESPONSIBILITY IS TO USE IN LAW EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD !
    Normaltive ethic includes the claim on generally liability.
    ENDLESS GREED FROM ECONOMY & HELPING AUTHORITHIES: TO STOP ALL KINDS OF DESTRUCTION, KILLINGS & WRONG SPECIES-APPROPRIATE HUSBANDRY TO ALL LIVING CREATURES BY APPLY STRONGEST JUSTICE TO RESPONSIBLES AND INITIATORS CONVICTALBLE TO PAY REDEMPTION TO FUTUREGENERATIONS AND NATIONAL DAMAGES ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

  9. Disgusting! This girl is not yet an adult. Meaning she is still under her parents, irresponsible influence. She will most likely grow to have a heart, and wish this gruesome picture never existed!

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