Video: Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest hangs in the balance!

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The future of ’s Great Bear still hangs in the balance. First Nations, environmentalists, industry, and government continue to forge a compromise that might keep this 64,000 square kilometre region from having the same sad fate as most of the world’s precious preserves of water, food, wildlife, and oxygen.

But even if this is successful, the Great Bear’s fate is still sketchy — especially with the pipelines and tankers that are proposed to cut through its forests and traverse its waters.

To insure a truly sustainable future for the Great Bear, the “economics” and “value” of places like it, we need to look that those concepts through a different lens. I had a chance to do just that in September, on a expedition sponsored by the Vancouver Observer.

The Great Bear needs more voices at this crucial time. Here is my contribution.

This was first published by Bill Weaver on 28 Dec 2014.

 

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Linda French

This must be protected. I have seen some of it. We must not put any oil tankers in that area. This is our lifeline of salmon, and ecosystem that would never be able to be replaced. As stated by another post..Vote out PM Harper and the Cons. They think OIL only, have not history of environmental concern. They support Enbridge on putting pipe lines through this area, and allowing tankers.

Anyonebut-Harper

I live in Canada and very proud of what we have for nature, wilderness and beautiful wildlife. As a Canadian we must protect the Great Bear Rainforest. We can start by voting out the PM Harper and his conservative government who has a long record of not supporting conservation, wildlife, our water, and our air.

Linda French

This must be protected. I have seen some of it. We must not put any oil tankers in that area. This is our lifeline of salmon, and ecosystem that would never be able to be replaced. As stated by another post..Vote out PM Harper and the Cons. They think OIL only, have not history of environmental concern. They support Enbridge on putting pipe lines through this area, and allowing tankers.