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Claire Hume

Claire Hume received her Master’s in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge, U.K. in the fall of 2014. Her work has been published alongside
primatologist Jane Goodall in Faltering Light, a book on the grizzly bear hunt in B.C., and her Master’s dissertation on the liquefied natural gas industry was presented at the Oxbridge Conference for Canadian contributions to global research excellence. Prior to starting graduate school she completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of British Columbia and wrote for a wildlife conservation organization while living in the Great Bear Rainforest. Claire is an avid fly fisher(wo)man, classically trained ballet dancer, and loves snowboarding, biking, and swimming.

Lack of rigorous science to support B.C.'s grizzly bear trophy hunt

While the global trend for brown bears moves towards extinction, the Liberal government maintains the fate of B.C.’s grizzly bears will be different.
Photo of grizzly bear by Sophie Wright

Grizzly bear population at risk as B.C. Liberal government aligns with trophy hunters

Dressed in a black cowboy hat, B.C. Premier Christy Clark beams at the camera as she accepts the President's Award from the Guide Outfitters Association of B.C. The year is 2012, and the outfitters...
Hunter photo via Bigstock

Hunters say they love what they kill

Ninety percent of BC. opposes it. The government permits it. Caught in the deadly trap between public opinion and policy are BC's bears.

Trophy hunters decimate bears in B.C. valley under "abysmal" policy

“We had a great relationship with all the bears and then someone came in and killed them all," says the owner of a lodge outside Vancouver.

Nineteen year battle over Great Bear Rainforest on brink of peace as momentous deadline approaches

In those early meetings, anger and tension blocked every attempt at progress. But over 19 years, enemies joined forces to try and save B.C.'s greatest natural treasure.