Save Grizzly Bears from Extinction

Grizzly Bears

Target: Canada Federal Environmental Minister, Peter Kent

Goal: Demand Canadian grizzly bears be protected from extinction

The number of grizzly bears in Canada has dramatically decreased over the last 10 years, but no steps have been taken by the Canadian government to protect them. A recent study found that many grizzly bear populations are now on the verge of extinction. Demand the Canadian government legally list and protect grizzly bears to prevent them from becoming extinct.

A recent study found that 16 subgroups of grizzly bears are nearing extinction in regions that were once well-populated. Similarly, a panel of scientists specializing in endangered wildlife formally declared grizzly bears as a “special concern” that should be legally listed under the Species at Risk Act to ensure special protection. Wildlife advisors for the federal government have strongly recommended legally listing and protecting grizzly bears twice in the past 10 years, but the government has failed to act.

Southern populations of grizzly bears are most at risk as a result of shrinking habitats from increased oil and gas development and general destruction, as well as death from excessive human intervention like sport hunting, control kills, poaching and overfishing the food that the bears need to survive. Low reproductive rates and climate change have also made an impact. Experts have declared grizzly bears as the most vulnerable large mammal on the continent. Sign this petition to urge Canada’s federal environmental minister to take immediate conservation measures and legally list and protect grizzly bears before they become extinct.


Dear Federal Environmental Minister Kent,

Over the last 10 years, grizzly bear populations in Canada have dropped dramatically and are currently nearing extinction. Despite two recommendations from the federal government’s wildlife advisory panel, grizzly bears are still not legally listed or protected. I urge you to take immediate action and list grizzly bears under the federal Species at Risk Act before it is too late.

A recent study by the David Suzuki Foundation found that 16 subgroups of grizzly bears are nearing extinction, and a panel of expert scientists from the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada declared the species as a “special concern.” Destruction of habitats due to increased oil and gas development, death from human intervention like sport hunting, control kills, poaching and overfishing, climate change and low reproductive rates have all contributed to the drop in grizzly bear populations and must be immediately addressed to ensure this species doesn’t disappear forever.

I demand immediate conservation measures be taken, and urge you to list grizzly bears under the federal Species at Risk Act to prevent them from becoming extinct in Canada.


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  1. C.A. Rose says:

    When the hell are politicians going to pay attention to scientists and stop bowing to hunters, developers, ranchers, and all the others who think the environment and wildlife are expendable in the name of profit.

  2. Christina Anderson says:

    Profit is the magic word here. Follow that by greed. As long as humans are out for their own profit and greed the animals and the environment don’t have a chance. Whankers.

  3. Kae Blecha, OTR says:

    Canada apparently doesn’t appreciate its wealth of natural resources because every time I turn around they’re either killing them or selling them, or both.


    People need to vote unacting authorities acting irresponsibly to future generations and living creatures out of occupations once and for all!

  5. Please, I would like to say that even though I agree completely with what is being said, I would like to say that we should not generalize and put all Canadians in the same boat. There are many good and descent Canadians that are appalled, at what is happening and doing what they can to correct these terrible crimes against nature.But they ,like most of us around the world can only do as much as we can, when there are the wrong kind calling the shots, and we all have that problem with the people saying what gos.And by the way I am not a Canadian.

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