Grizzlies like the The Boss Could Find Themselves in the Crosshairs of Alberta Hunters this Spring

Alberta banned grizzly bear hunting in 2006 and in 2010, grizzlies  were classified as Threatened in the province. But now new research is expected to show an increase in some Alberta grizzly bear populations and many suspect the UCP government will use this new data to reintroduce the trophy hunt. Please help Alberta’s grizzlies now with a donation to support this important project to raise public awareness.

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As special interest groups continue to push for trophy hunting of our apex predators regardless of science and societal values, EXPOSED is focused on two major campaigns this summer: the potential reintroduction of the grizzly bear trophy hunt in Alberta and the unethical practice of trophy hunting cougars with hounds. It's time for wildlife decisions to be based on science, not emotion. Please help give our apex predators their voice.

Protecting Alberta’s Grizzlies

After research in the early 2000s showed a struggling grizzly bear population in Alberta, the trophy hunt was banned and the grizzly bear was listed as Threatened species. Recent data released in March 2021 indicates that Alberta grizzlies are starting to rebound and the Environment Minister has gone on record suggesting that the province might bring back the hunt. This campaign, in conjunction with the Grizzly Bear Foundation, takes aim at this issue with a documentary titled, In the Crosshairs: The Road to Recovery for Alberta’s Threatened Grizzly Bears, which launches on Thursday, August 26th at 7:30 pm MST.

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Protecting Canada's Big Cats

Africa's lions are revered around the world and we believe Canada's big cats deserve the same. Recent research indicates that cougars play an integral role in our provinces as ecosystem engineers, helping to shape the landscape for everything below them in the food chain. Yet cougars, lynx and bobcats are all still hunted with hounds throughout Western Canada. Your support now will help us develop our campaign protecting Canada's big cats and produce our first documentary about how these beautiful felines are hunted for trophies.

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Through (Our) Wild Eyes

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At the core, EXPOSED Wildlife Conservancy looks to provide ethical and science-based solutions to solve the most pressing wildlife management challenges facing us today. By focusing on specific issues surrounding apex predators and developing effective, realistic, and ethical solutions, we are able to update Canada's current wildlife management practices to better reflect modern-day perspectives on wildlife. Every effort makes a difference. Help give apex predators a voice by getting involved in our feature campaigns below.

Cougar Coexistence Project

As humans continue to increasingly share space with cougars (whether through living or recreating in their habitats), chances of interacting with cougars are also increasing. Currently, Alberta manages cougars through hunting. We propose that there are other effective solutions to managing cougars to prevent or minimize the probability of cougar-human conflicts from happening in the first place. This includes developing and implementing a cougar-focused educational program that will dispel myths, increase tolerance for this important apex predator, and provide methods to reduce conflicts.

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Protecting Alberta’s Grizzlies

After research in the early 2000s showed a struggling grizzly bear population in Alberta, the trophy hunt was banned and the grizzly bear was listed as Threatened species. Recent data released in March 2021 indicates that Alberta grizzlies are starting to rebound and the Environment Minister has gone on record suggesting that the province might bring back the hunt. This campaign, in conjunction with the Grizzly Bear Foundation, takes aim at this issue with a documentary titled, In the Crosshairs: The Road to Recovery for Alberta’s Threatened Grizzly Bears.

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Trapped in the Past

Does Canada’s Trapping Industry Need Change? Hundreds of thousands of snares and other inhumane types of traps are set legally across the Canadian wilderness every winter to catch, hold and kill fur-bearing animals like wolves and lynx. Yet science has repeatedly shown that traps like snares are neither efficient nor humane. In partnership with The Fur-Bearers, the first step in this campaign takes aim at the outdated and inhuman practices of Canada's trapping industry with a hard-hitting, eye-opening investigative documentary, Trapped in the Past: Does Canada’s Trapping Industry Need Change?

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Through (our) Wild Eyes

The EXPOSED Wildlife Conservancy is focused on two major campaigns right now: the questionable regulations and practices of Canada’s trapping industry with a special focus on the continued use of killing neck snares to manage our wolves and other fur-bearing animals; and, the potential reintroduction of the grizzly bear trophy hunt in Alberta. It's time for wildlife decisions to be based on wildlife management that is for the entire public and that is grounded in science, ethics and animal welfare concerns. Please help give our apex predators their voice.

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The EXPOSED Wildlife Conservancy is a Canadian environmental non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of wildlife conservation issues through advocacy, photography, videography, and storytelling. 

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We are dedicated to raising awareness of critical wildlife and conservation issues in Canada. This includes EXPOSING people to the beauty of our wild places and the wildlife within to provide a better understanding of why they deserve our protection. Additionally, we are EXPOSING current wildlife management practices lacking in scientific basis, ethics and/or social acceptability while providing solutions based in science, fact, and ethics.

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In January 2016, we started the web series Exposed with John E. Marriott as a way to raise awareness about wildlife conservation issues in Canada and beyond, using images, videos and storytelling as a means to engage you, our loyal audience, and make a difference for apex predators. In that time, you’ve helped our web series grow: we have reached more than one million viewers with our videos!

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The EXPOSED Wildlife Conservancy is committed to a number of active projects aimed at protecting wildlife and conserving habitat. Please consider helping us educate and raise awareness on these issues by learning more about what we are working on.

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EXPOSED with John E. Marriott is the Conservancy's flagship visual outlet. It is a well-researched, professionally-produced web series that explores the complex conservation issues facing our wildlife, from trapping to trophy hunting, and from policy to politics.

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Our community includes more than 250,000 passionate followers across all social media platforms, committed to helping give our wildlife a voice. It is this community that helps our photo and video content to be seen by millions and provides us the opportunity to be heard and to make a difference.

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The EXPOSED Wildlife Conservancy believes that education is the key to enabling change in how our wildlife is managed. Our videos and messaging aim to arm you with knowledge and information that you can use in combination with your passion to fight for our wildlife and wilderness areas against trapping, trophy hunting and resource exploitation.

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The EXPOSED Wildlife Conservancy is committed to giving our wildlife a voice and we collaborate with other non-profits and environmental NGOs who are dedicated to specific conservation initiatives that align with our own goals. These collaborations can help create even larger, and more impactful, campaigns.

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As a non-profit organization, we are funded through donations from generous and passionate wildlife advocates like yourself that want to be a part of the solution to how apex predators are management in Canada. We also have a team of volunteers that are dedicated to making a difference for apex predators and a selection of high-end conservation-focused merchandise that allows you to give back to wildlife while wearing your support!

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