Humane Society International/Canada

Humane Society International/Canada

March 16, 2009 16:55 ET

Media Advisory: First Nations, Animal Protection and Conservation Groups Unite to Stop Trophy Hunting of Bears in the Great Bear Rainforest

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2009) - Representatives from Coastal First Nations, Humane Society International/Canada and Pacific Wild will launch a campaign to end the trophy hunting of bears in the Great Bear Rainforest at a media conference on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 10 am. The groups will release graphic footage of trophy hunting of bears along with statements from leading scientists calling for an end to the hunts.

DATE: Tuesday, March 17, 2009

TIME: 10:00 AM

LOCATION: SFU Harbour Centre (515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver),
room 1420

Video footage will be available to the media in BETA CAM SP and DVD formats.
Photographs will be available on CD

Humane Society International/Canada is a leading force for animal protection, representing tens of thousands of members and constituents across the country. HSI/Canada has active programs in companion animals, wildlife and habitat protection, marine mammal preservation and farm animal welfare. HSI/Canada is proud to be a part of Humane Society International-one of the largest animal protection organizations in the world, with more than ten million members and constituents globally-on the web at

The Coastal First Nations is an alliance of First Nations on British Columbia's North and Central Coast and Haida Gwaii. Our goal is to restore responsible land, water and resource management approaches on the Central and North Coast of British Columbia, and Haida Gwaii that are ecologically, socially and economically sustainable. We have developed partnerships with environmental groups, the federal and provincial governments, municipal leaders, industry and other interests to begin the move to a new conservation-based economy with increased First Nations involvement through strong leadership and vision. Members of the Coastal First Nations include Wuikinuxv Nation, Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xaixais, Holmalco, Gitga'at, Haisla, Metlakatla, Old Massett, Skidegate, and Council of the Haida Nation.

Pacific Wild is a BC-based non-profit society dedicated to wilderness and wildlife conservation. We work in partnership with a diverse group of organizations and individuals working to achieve lasting environmental protection. Pacific Wild founders and staff have been working on marine and terrestrial environmental campaigns in British Columbia for two decades.

Contact Information

  • Humane Society International/Canada
    Bruce Passmore
    Tel: 604-780-7765 (c) 604-684-5113 (h) 514-395-2914 (o)