Audit is critical of B.C.’s grizzly bear management strategy

By Wendy Fraser
Bridge River Lillooet News
November 16, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

An audit of B.C.’s Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy has found poor co-operation and communication between the provincial ministries of the Environment and Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, as well as a lack of follow-through from the government. In a report issued last week, the Office of the Auditor General said it expected “that these two ministries would be managing B.C.’s grizzly bear populations co-operatively and effectively. In establishing and defining the roles of these two ministries, however, government created an unclear organizational structure for wildlife management. This makes it difficult for MoE to deliver on its mandate to provide leadership in pursuit of healthy grizzly bear populations.” The report continued, “While government has undertaken activities to conserve grizzly bears, some of their commitments have gone unfulfilled.

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