A 1990 review of the status of grizzly bears in Canada (Banci 1991) revealed that grizzly bears were extinct in 24 percent of their former range; that of the remaining grizzly bear habitat, 63 percent is designated as vulnerable or threatened; and that half of all grizzly bears in Canada occur in British Columbia. The review further stated that due to the intensity of land uses, the future risks to grizzly bear ecosystems in Canada remain high. These findings confirm the need for British Columbia to act swiftly and decisively to conserve grizzly bears and their ecosystems in our province.
Ministry of Environment, Land and Parks. 1995. Conservation of Grizzly Bears in British Columbia: Background Report. Ministry of Environment, Land and Parks