Thanks bear aware

Thank you to recent letter writer Barbara Murray for her letter regarding her work with the North Shore Bear Rescue.

Thank you to recent letter writer Barbara Murray for her recent letter regarding her work with the North Shore Bear Rescue. I am a resident of that area, spending my summers in the Qualicum Beach area.

The Bear Aware Organization we have on the North Shore has led to a much improved environment for the bears, without harming  humans. Education has been a huge part of it and when we have a bear in our area we do not phone a conservation officer or RCMP. We phone Bear Aware and let our neighbours know. Bear Aware then posts a huge sign with the words “Bear Sighting in this Area” — no destruction required.

I know there are some wonderful conservation people in the conservation service but the officer in Campbell River assigning death to young cubs without thought should reconsider his choice of careers.

The government has the statistics they choose to ignore — another area of grave concern.

We as humans are supposed to be stewards of our environment and if every community would put forth the effort of education we can do a much better job.

Bonnie AdieNorth Vancouver

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