“The wildlife and its habitat cannot speak, so we must and we will.”
Bear Viewing Licence
The Commerical Bear Viewing Association and its members value and appreciate conservation projects. In 2019, the operators raised $114,000 for bear conservation through an initiative called the “CBVA Bear Viewing Licence.” We chose the Grizzly Bear Foundation as one of the recipients of the funds in 2019 because of the work they do with grizzly bears. Some of the projects the money went to were:
- Expand our work with government in the design of the upcoming Grizzly Bear Management Plan.
- Host a First Nations Forum on Bear Conservation and the Economic Opportunity of Bear Viewing Ecotourism in partnership with the Commercial Bear Viewing Association and Indigenous Tourism BC.
- Supporting research that examines the impact of climate change on grizzly bears.
- Expand our Grizzly education unit and adapting it for Indigenous language programs.
The other recipient was the Nanwakolas Council for their continued work in supporting salmon enhancement and work with the Bear ID Project.