|Concerned Albertans stand up for Bear Habitat|
|Edmonton – Laurie Blakeman, Official Opposition Critic for Sustainable Resource Development (SRD)|
In a province as vast as Alberta, it is shocking to know that only about 700 bears are extant while during 5 years over 240 have been killed. Hunting has not been allowed since 2006. There must be a means to ensure that they have a safe area in which to live and multiply without having the added dangers of encroaching clear cutting and mining.
The province of Alberta is not acting on making the species a protected one in Alberta, seeming to cave instead to unfettered land exploitation. The only way to speedily make sure that this doesn't happen, is to make significant areas into provincial parks.