UN Report: Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history – and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved at the 7th session of the IPBES Plenary, meeting last week (29 April – 4 May) in Paris. Read more


VIDEO: Black bear caught snooping around Langford home

Homeowners check surveillance footage after finding garbage rifled through. Read more


Cowichan VAlleyCitizen - Bear kills off-leash dog in B.C. park

On August the 17th, 2018, a dog was killed by a black bear after being let off leash in Lynn Headwaters regional park, a North Vancouver park . Read more


cbc news - Grizzly bears spotted swimming near Port McNeill

A pair of grizzly bears sighted off the north end of Vancouver Island — believed to have 'island hopped' from the mainland — are a "red flag" says a University of Victoria conservation scientist. Read more


Sooke News Mirror

A B.C. conservation officer is frustrated after four black bears had to be killed in the Sooke area over the summer of 2017 due to bears food habituation related to human garbage. Read more


CBC News - Bear kills sheep in Metchosin

Farmer Tom Henry, who raises pork and sheep, estimates a black bear has taken between 16 and 20 sheep from his and surrounding farms in summer 2017. Read more