Recovery planning for Grizzly Bear populations that are at risk is a critical element of the province's efforts to realize the first goal of the Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy (GBCS), "To maintain in perpetuity the diversity and abundance of Grizzly Bears and the ecosystems they depend upon throughout British Columbia." Currently eleven Grizzly Bear populations have been designated as “Threatened” under the GBCS. In the absence of successful recovery efforts, these populations are at risk of extirpation, (becoming locally extinct), which would result in further erosion of the range of Grizzly Bears in British Columbia and North America as a whole. Three of these Threatened populations (North Cascades, South Selkirks and Yahk) are shared with the United States of America where they are also designated as "Threatened" under the federal Endangered Species Act. In these situations, the fourth goal of the GBCS provides important guidance, "To increase international cooperation in management and research ...
North Cascades Grizzly Bear Recovery Team. 2001. Recovery Plan for Grizzly Bears in the North Cascades of British Columbia (2001). North Cascades Grizzly Bear Recovery Team. Recovery Plan. RP1
Topic: Recovery Planning
Keywords: species recovery, grizzly bear conservation strategy, recovery planning, bc, species status
Scientific Name: Ursus arctos
English Name: Grizzly Bear
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