Great Bear Rainforest

B.C. Premier Blasts Feds Over 'Inadequate' Diesel Spill Response

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Crews are scrambling to clean a spill in waters off the Great Bear Rainforest.

Partnership With B.C. First Nation Will Protect Marine Life

David R. Miller | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

Recently, the Gitga'at, with other First Nations, won a slim victory against the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline project, which would have seen 200 tanker ships filled with bitumen passing each year across their territory.

Will And Kate Will Discover Aboriginal B.C.'s Many Experiences

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have encountered, aboriginal tours of B.C. include wildlife-viewing opportunities, the chance to witness pristine nature, connections with influential artists, visiting a resort in wine country and taking a paddle in a canoe around protected waters.

Private Land Donated To Help Preserve Pristine B.C. Rainforest

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Only about one-third of the rainforest is fully protected under parks and conservation areas, while nine per cent of the total area is available for logging.

Protection Of B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest A Gift To The World: Clark

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.03.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"If the job was easy, it could have been done a long time ago."

Bear Hunt Has Not Ended In The Great Bear Rainforest

Chris Genovali | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

The province has still not recognized the ban on trophy hunting imposed by CFN and will continue to issue tags to kill grizzly bears and black bears in all areas of the Great Bear Rainforest, including in some areas where the black bears carry the white "Spirit bear" gene.

The Science Behind The Great Bear Rainforest Deal

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 02.11.2017 | Canada British Columbia
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

The Great Bear Rainforest Agreement was negotiated by such a diverse group of interests that at times consensus seemed all but impossible. Independent conservation science played a key role in bringing these seemingly incompatible interests to the same table. The science helped them find common ground when discussing how to manage and relate to this very special place.

It's Time To Protect The Great Bear Rainforest's Grizzlies

David Suzuki | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

The agreement between government, industry, First Nations and environmental groups to protect much of the Great Bear Rainforest should be celebrated. However, while the agreement helps protect grizzly bear and other wildlife habitat, it doesn't protect the bears themselves, contrary to B.C. Premier Christy Clark's claims at a news conference.

The Fight For The Great Bear Region Is Halfway Done

David R. Miller | Posted 02.05.2017 | 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 02.05.2017 | 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 02.04.2017 | 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 12.17.2016 | 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 08.29.2016 | Canada Impact

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 08.05.2016 | 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 fro...

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.