Great Bear Rainforest

Great Bear Rainforest Will Win With Extra Time

Jens Wieting | Posted 04.15.2014 | 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 04.09.2014 | 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 04.01.2014 | 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 04.01.2014 | 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.

WATCH: The Great Bear Rainforest LIVE

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Wildlife researchers have set up a system of cameras in the Great Bear Rainforest that are aimed at giving people a first-hand look at the animals tha...

Journey to the Great Bear (Day 4): The weight of our choice makes it simple

David R. Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

We woke up undamaged from last night's storm, thanks to the small, deep cove our skipper Neil found off Meyers Passage. But it must have been quite a ...

Journey to the Great Bear (Night 3) -- Rough Waters and Risky Business

David R. Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

We've had another reminder that we are only part of this place tonight. As I write this, our ship is rolling side to side, even though we are anchore...

Journey to the Great Bear (Day 3) -- There Is No Choice Between Life and Living

David R. Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

The debate about the Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline is often framed, by its backers, as jobs versus the environment. They'd have you believe that there is nothing here. No jobs, no way of life (and that the environment isn't at risk, but that's a separate point). It's simply not true.

Journey to Great Bear (Day 2): Spirit Bears, Salmon, and the World that Connects Them

David R. Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
David R. Miller

The spirit bear. One of the unique features of the Great Bear region. The spirit bear, or kermode, is a black bear born white, and this is the only pl...

Journey to the Great Bear (Day 1): Hartley Bay, Community of heroes

David R. Miller | Posted 12.07.2013 | Canada
David R. Miller

Shortly after arriving at Hartley Bay, you realize you are in a community of heroes. When the BC Ferry Queen of the North ran aground off Gil Island i...

The Great Bear Region: Canada's Ecological Treasure

David R. Miller | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada
David R. Miller

The Great Bear Region in B.C. is a Canadian treasure we should all embrace -- home to one of the planet's last intact coastal temperate rainforests, some of the world's most productive cold water seas, and some of its most important remaining free-flowing salmon rivers. But it is in danger from the Northern Gateway Project, and the outcome will be deadly.

NHL Player's Controversial Trophy

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C.-born Minnesota Wild player will not stop hunting grizzlies after photos emerged Tuesday that showed him holding a bear's severed head and paw a...

A "Groundswell" of Talks for the Great Bear Rainforest

Rick Buckman Coe | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Music
Rick Buckman Coe

Between 1999 and 2010, Enbridge has had over 800 oil spills. Enbridge has spent almost $5 million on its greenwash campaigns trying to convince us they are following an "unwritten code of conduct" and have learned about "integrity and respect." Regardless, the movement against the Enbridge pipeline as well as the Kinder Morgan Pipeline is growing.

Enbridge Pipeline Puts Hope For A Better World At Stake

Jens Wieting | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jens Wieting

I am from Germany and moved to British Columbia with my wife and daughter in 2006. Our original plan was to stay for two years but we fell in love with the spectacular natural beauty of this province. No wild places like the B.C. coast remain in Germany. The idea of losing the wholeness of this landscape, First Nations cultures, the salmon, bears and whales to a catastrophic tanker or pipeline accident is heartbreaking.

New Pipeline Book Is Signpost At A Crossroads

Fram Dinshaw | Posted 02.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Fram Dinshaw

Extract: The Pipeline Wars is an explosive, shocking warning that if the Northern Gateway pipeline goes ahead, it's checkmate for climate change as Earth's icecaps melt, oceans rise, and ultimately people and animals die as billions of tons of greenhouse gases are pumped into the sky.

Oil Behind U.S. Funding Of Canadian Environmental Conservation

Vivian Krause | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Vivian Krause

The same U.S. foundations that fund conservation in Canada also fund American groups working towards energy security, including a foundation called Securing America's Future Energy. The name says it all. American foundations aim to reduce fossil fuel dependence to stop global warming and strengthen U.S. national, energy and economic security. That's clear. What's unclear is whether they fund conservation initiatives in Canada, in part, to foster U.S. energy security.

The World According To Krause

Sandy Garossino | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

Apparently, American environmentalists have put huge areas of Canada off-limits to development as de facto trade barriers that enforce a U.S. monopoly on our exports, while at the same time as they want to drop our exports to the U.S. to zero. Or something. This supposed scandal has been hiding in plain sight for almost a decade, and almost none of the key facts holds up to scrutiny. A veritable cottage industry has grown up promoting one of the most politically convenient conspiracy theories in recent memory.

B.C.'s Top Artists Gather to Protect Great Bear Rainforest

Jeffrey Whiting | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jeffrey Whiting

"Art for an Oil Free Coast" will open for just a few days on Granville Island featuring a film, book and art exhibit featuring dozens of British Columbia's most talented and acclaimed visual artists. The exhibit -- designed to stimulate discussion about the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline in Kitimat, B.C. -- will then travel to Victoria, Saltspring Island and beyond.