Wildlife Defence League campaigns to end the exploitation of wildlife.
Every year between 300-400 grizzly bears are killed for sport in British Columbia by trophy hunters. This despite the fact that no one knows for sure how many grizzlies are left in the province.
Opposition to the trophy hunt is growing. In 2012, Coastal First Nations placed a ban on trophy hunting within the Great Bear Rainforest and a recent poll found that 95% of residents in British Columbia are against sport hunting. WDL's "Trophy-Free BC" campaign works to end the unethical and unsustainable trophy hunt.
Caribou defence & the battle to end the BC Wolf Cull
In early 2015, the government of British Columbia announced they would be culling wolves from helicopters in an effort to save endangered caribou herds from extinction. But wolves are not to blame for the loss of caribou. Over 40 years of industrial expansion into critical caribou habitat has decimated population numbers. Wolves are being used as a scapegoat for a government working hand-in-hand with corporations to profit off the destruction of the natural world.
Our Never Cry Wolf campaign seeks to end the cull and ensure caribou are given sufficient habitat to recover and thrive in the South Peace and South Selkirk.