2000 Legislative Session: 4th Session, 36th Parliament
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WHEREAS grizzly bears are extirpated in much of their historic range across North America;
AND WHEREAS grizzly bear populations in British Columbia are classed as "vulnerable" by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC);
AND WHEREAS grizzly bear hunting is contributing to the decline of grizzly bear populations in British Columbia;
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:
1 In this Act, "grizzly bear" means a bear of the species Ursus arctos horribilis.
2 Section 1 (1) of the Wildlife Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 488, is amended by adding the following definition:
"grizzly bear" means a bear of the species Ursus arctos horribilis;.
3 Section 26 (1) is amended by adding the following paragraph:
(a.1) that is a grizzly bear, .
4 Section 84 (1) (a) (i) is amended by striking out "26 (1) (a)," and substituting "26 (1) (a), (a.1),".
5 This Act comes into force by regulation of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
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