Help give Grizzly Bears a Voice by Funding a New Documentary!

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 for the production and promotion of a 10-12 minute documentary to raise public awareness.

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Campaign Ends 5:00pm MST, March 15th

Will the Grizzly Bear Hunt Return to Alberta?

Canada’s most famous grizzly bear, ‘The Boss’, just went into hibernation high in the Alberta Rocky Mountains. In three months, at the start of April, he’ll awake and venture into the protected environs of Banff National Park, but grizzly bears elsewhere in Alberta may face an entirely different reality next spring.

For the first time in twelve years, grizzly bears in Alberta could once again be in the crosshairs of trophy hunters. While grizzly hunting has been banned in the province since 2006 and grizzlies were classified as Threatened in 2010, research from Dr. Gordon Stenhouse and the Forest Research Institute (FRI) set to be released this winter is expected to reveal an increase in Alberta’s grizzly bear population. EXPOSED is concerned that the Environment Minister has said the province intends to use this new data to manage grizzlies based on “science, not emotion.” And while we strongly agree that wildlife management should be based on a combination of science and social license, we are extremely concerned the current government will use any increase in bear populations to justify a re-introduction of the trophy grizzly hunt, rather than using it to determine the best management strategies going forward.

We believe these “top-of-the-food-chain”  predators play an integral and profound role in our ecosystems and that their protection is critical to maintaining the biodiversity we are known for here in Canada; biodiversity that has been scientifically recognized as a key to our planet’s health.

EXPOSED Wildlife Conservancy (EWC) wants to produce a documentary presenting science-based research to raise awareness and inspire action about the potential re-opening of the Alberta trophy grizzly bear hunt.  The goal of the video is to pressure the Alberta government into revamping the Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan, and ultimately, ban the grizzly hunt in the province permanently.

The documentary will feature interviews with a host of Alberta bear biologists and experts, examining current research and trends with Alberta’s grizzly bear populations and the status of the Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan. Interviews will focus on how these experts believe grizzly bears should be managed in Alberta, including how human-bear conflicts should be mitigated and whether the science supports grizzly bear hunting.


The production and promotion of this 10-12 minute video is $25,000 and we already have nearly $5,000 through gift-in-kind services.   BUT time is limited! We must get this video produced and promoted in the NEXT 4 weeks before the Legislature's spring session and before our grizzlies begin resurfacing.

Please support the development of this documentary today and ensure this video is seen and heard, so our current government doesn't 'backdoor' legislation that will ultimately hurt our grizzly bears.

Donor Wall

$25

desktop + Mobile Wallpaper of the Boss

$50

1 Year Digital Wallpaper Subscription +

$100

Your Name in the End Credits! + All of The Above

$250

Extended Interview Access + All Of The Above

$500

A Signed Copy of What Bears Teach Us + All Of The Above

$750

30 Minute Call with John E. Marriott + All Of The Above

$1000

Associate Producer Credit + All Of The Above

Campaign Updates

Launch of the Campaign

February 4, 2021

Grizzly bears in Alberta need your help to protect them from trophy hunters. A ban on grizzly bear hunting that was introduced in 2006 is under threat to be reversed by a current study being funded by the Alberta Government. The EWC is currently in production of a documentary that explores the controversy behind the potential re-introduction of hunting of this “threatened species”. As an apex predator, Grizzlies are a vital part of our ecosystem and must be protected. Please contribute now, our bears need your help!

Campaign Rewards

Most rewards will be fulfilled by March 30th
By contributing to our campaign, you will receive a reward to go along with it. They range from digital downloads to producer credits! All rewards are cumulative, for example if you contribute $100, you get the rewards for the $100, $50, and $25 tiers!

$25

desktop and Mobile Wallpaper of "the Boss"

Contribute $25

What you Get

When

A Digital Download Wallpaper of "The Boss" by John E. Marriott

Immediately After Contribution

$50

1 Year Digital Wallpaper Subscription + "The Boss"

Contribute $50

What you Get

When

A Year Subscription to our Digital Download Wallpapers (4 Total)

March 2021 - March 2022

A Digital Download Wallpaper of "The Boss" by John E. Marriott

Immediately After Contribution

$100

Your Name in the End Credits! + All Smaller Tier Rewards

Contribute $100

What you Get

When

Your Name in the End Credits as a Supporter of Grizzly Bears and on our Project Page

Upon Release of the Video (Must contribute before 28/02/21)

A Year Subscription to our Digital Download Wallpapers (4 Total)

March 2021 - March 2022

A Digital Download Wallpaper of "The Boss" by John E. Marriott

Immediately After Contribution

$250

Extended Interviews + All Smaller Tier Rewards

Contribute $250

Extended cuts from each interview we conduct for the documentary with Grizzly Bear proffesionals.

What you Get

When

Access to Extended Interviews

By March 30th, 2021

Your Name in the End Credits as a Supporter of Grizzly Bears and on our Project Page

Upon Release of the Video (Must contribute before 28/02/21)

A Year Subscription to our Digital Download Wallpapers (4 Total)

March 2021 - March 2022

A Digital Download Wallpaper of "The Boss" by John E. Marriott

Immediately After Contribution

$500

A Signed Copy of What Bears Teach Us + All Smaller Tier Rewards

Contribute $500

What you Get

When

A Signed Copy of What Bears Teach Us

Ships by March 30th, 2021

Access to Extended Interviews

By March 30th, 2021

Your Name in the End Credits as a Supporter of Grizzly Bears and on our Project Page

Upon Release of the Video (Must contribute before 28/02/21)

A Year Subscription to our Digital Download Wallpapers (4 Total)

March 2021 - March 2022

A Digital Download Wallpaper of "The Boss" by John E. Marriott

Immediately After Contribution

$750

30 Minute Call with John E. Marriott + All Smaller Tier Rewards

Contribute $750

What you Get

When

A 30 minute phone or video call with John E. Marriott

We will reach out to schedule the call

A Signed Copy of What Bears Teach Us

Ships by March 30th, 2021

Access to Extended Interviews

By March 30th, 2021

Your Name in the End Credits as a Supporter of Grizzly Bears and on our Project Page

Upon Release of the Video (Must contribute before 28/02/21)

A Year Subscription to our Digital Download Wallpapers (4 Total)

March 2021 - March 2022

A Digital Download Wallpaper of "The Boss" by John E. Marriott

Immediately After Contribution

$1000

Associate Producer in Title Credits + All Smaller Tier Rewards

Contribute $1000

What you Get

When

Associate Producer Credit in the Title Credit Sequence

Upon Release of the Video (Must contribute before 28/02/21)

A 30 minute phone or video call with John E. Marriott

We will reach out to schedule the call

A Signed Copy of What Bears Teach Us

Ships by March 30th, 2021

Access to Extended Interviews

By March 30th, 2021

Your Name in the End Credits as a Supporter of Grizzly Bears and on our Project Page

Upon Release of the Video (Must contribute before 28/02/21)

A Year Subscription to our Digital Download Wallpapers (4 Total)

March 2021 - March 2022

A Digital Download Wallpaper of "The Boss" by John E. Marriott

Immediately After Contribution

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