Great Bear Rainforest

The Fight For The Great Bear Region Is Halfway Done

David R. Miller | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada British Columbia
David R. Miller

The Great Bear Region along British Columbia's coast holds one of the largest unspoiled temperate rainforests left on the planet. There was a time when much of the rainforest was slated to be clear cut. But this week, environmentalists, forestry companies, and the 26 First Nations that call the rainforest home reached a final agreement that permanently protects the wilderness and benefits us all.

Logging Ban Saves The Great Bear Rainforest For Future Generations

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Impact
Capt. Trevor Greene

On the first day of February 2006, a landmark agreement that has been called "one of the most visionary forest conservation plans on Earth" was inked by First Nations elders, the provincial government and environmentalists. Eighty five per cent of the Great Bear Rainforest -- at 3.1 million hectares, an area roughly twice the size of Vancouver Island -- is permanently off limits to logging.

Ending B.C.'s Trophy Hunt Will Cost Millions

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia

In the meantime hunters will still be able to set their sights on the bruins.

'Unprecedented' Deal Will Preserve Most Of B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The park is the size of Nova Scotia.

B.C. Tugboat Cracks List Of World's Best Cruises

CP | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Its history of service along the B.C. coast includes an appearance in a 1974 episode of CBC-TV's "The Beachcombers."

British Columbia's North Coast Needs Our Protection

WWF-Canada | Posted 08.31.2015 | Canada Impact
WWF-Canada

Canada is a treasure trove of rivers, lakes and wetlands supporting countless communities, economies and species. With freshwater species experiencing the greatest rate of decline in what is being referred to as the sixth great extinction, Canada must step up efforts to improve watershed health for people and animals. For a prime example of our freshwater health and wealth, we need to look no further than the Skeena watershed on the northwest coast of British Columbia.

Cecil the Lion's Killing Should Shine a Spotlight on B.C.'s Barbaric Trophy Hunting

David Suzuki | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia
David Suzuki

A beloved animal, tagged for tracking by researchers, crosses the invisible boundary between protected and unprotected area and is killed by a hunter who has paid tens of thousands of dollars for the "experience." That was the fate of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion, whose killing sparked torrents of online and on-air outrage. But it also happens around the world every day, including in my home province of B.C. It's time to end trophy hunting. In B.C., the government must listen to citizens and conservationists, respect First Nations laws and customs and end the grizzly hunt.

National Geographic Falls In Love With B.C. Resort

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 01.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A family-owned and operated resort in B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest has been chosen by National Geographic as one of its unique lodges of the world. ...

WATCH: Go Up Close In B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Grab your hats and your runners, because we're going exploring! Or at least, that's what we feel like shouting after watching this amazing video of...

Japanese Tsunami Boat Finds New Life In Great Bear Rainforest

CP | Steven Chua, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

KLEMTU, B.C. - A Japanese fishing vessel believed to be cast adrift in the 2011 tsunami disaster will soon find a new life as a tour boat exploring Br...

LOOK: Amazing B.C. Wildlife Snapshots

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

It's that time again! This month we're excited to introduce you to the gorgeous nature and wildlife snapshots of Pam Mullins. Mullins grew up in Te...

LOOK: You've Never Seen Outhouses Like This

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

In the pristine British Columbia wilderness sit the world's most gorgeous outhouses. The award-winning latrines are such attractions that tourists...

The Northern Gateway Decision Is Dangerous and Unacceptable

David R. Miller | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada Politics
David R. Miller

The risk to this place posed by Enbridge's Northern Gateway project is both serious and unmanageable. I have sailed along the Great Bear's channels. Even in a calm season it is apparent, those waters are as treacherous as they are precious. It is not a question of if an accident will happen, but a question of when and how bad.

Why Does B.C. Gov't So Desperately Want Grizzly Bears Dead?

Chris Genovali | Posted 06.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

We want these bears dead. This is the message the B.C. government's "reallocation policy" sends across the country. This policy is also preventing the implementation of an innovative solution to end the commercial trophy hunting of grizzlies and other large carnivores throughout B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest.

Great Bear Rainforest Will Win With Extra Time

Jens Wieting | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jens Wieting

There is another reason why we cannot afford to take much longer to increase conservation and tighten the rules. One major logging company operating in the region is not a member of the Joint Solutions Project. Instead, TimberWest has a long history of opposing increases in conservation and undertaking extremely profit-driven logging operations in the southern-most portion of the Great Bear Rainforest with very little remaining old-growth.

Why a City's Symbolic Vote on Northern Gateway Matters

David R. Miller | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia
David R. Miller

Kitimat, situated at the heart of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline project, is holding a municipal vote this week on the recommendation to green-light the project. Why it is happening and why Enbridge is so involved are two good questions. Why this matters to you, is a third.

Spirit Bears Are Safe Thanks to Youth Leaders

Simon Jackson | Posted 06.01.2014 | Canada Impact
Simon Jackson

The campaign to save the spirit bear is a full-fledged movement, owned not by the Youth Coalition, but by millions around the world. And having done all we can to take the issue this far, it is up to all of us, as individuals, to take on the responsibility of continuing to make sure that the spirit bear isn't just safe, but will forever be wild and free.

Bears Are My Neighbours, And You Wouldn't Slaughter Your Neighbours

Chelsea Turner | Posted 05.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Chelsea Turner

How can I spend time in the company of these animals, get to know them as individuals, and allow them to become at ease in my presence... knowing that the very next day trophy hunters could arrive and kill them? How can I look into the eyes of a bear and witness the intelligence and personality looking back at me, and then abandon that creature to fate? That's when I decided to join in the fight.

LOOK: Rare Spirit Bear Photos

Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Swedish wildlife photographer has captured some photos of the rare spirit bear in B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest, but refuses to divulge the animals' ...

B.C. Grizzly Hunt Under International Scrutiny

The Guardian | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Robert Johnson and his brother, members of the Heiltsuk First Nation, nicknamed the grizzly bear "Cheeky". The brothers were working as field technici...

Fierce Predator Spotted In B.C. Forest

CP | Steven Chua, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Evidence shows the often-reclusive wolverine has taken up residence for the first time on an island off British Columbia's Central Coast a...

Northern Gateway Recommendation Fails Canada and Science

David R. Miller | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Politics
David R. Miller

We are dismayed, together with our eminent Canadians for the Great Bear and thousands of others by the report of the Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel (JRP) which regrettably recommends the approval of the Enbridge pipeline proposal. Everyone who depends on this ecosystem, from fishing and tourism industries to First Nations communities, would be affected. We have seen, in the case of the Exxon Valdez disaster, that the damage will be profound and long-lasting. Have we really not yet learned this hard lesson? When something is priceless, you do not let anyone place it at risk.

WATCH: Does Northern Gateway Threaten Sea Life?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

We know about the abundant species that dwell in the Great Bear Rainforest, but a new video from Pacific Wild shows there's plenty going on under the ...

It's Time to Agree, the Great Bear Is No Place for Pipelines and Oil Tankers

David R. Miller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

If Premier Christy Clark opened the door to the Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline with an announcement about a deal with Alberta, then for the sake of B.C. -- and Canada -- let's make sure that door stays firmly shut. The Great Bear is a truly unique place. Recovering populations of humpbacks depend on its waters.

Protecting the Earth Is the Least We Can Do

David R. Miller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

Individual conservation successes are important, but together they point to the need for a much bigger global conversation about how we can meet human needs while sustaining healthy ecosystems and protecting our last precious wild places. In the end, our gift to the earth can be nothing less.