Petitions for Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest

Dear readers,

please excuse the brief environmental action intermission.
This is a quick post to alert you of an ongoing petition aimed at stopping oil tankers from going through British Columbia’s Great Bear Rain Forest, without a doubt the province’s most unique ecosystem. Enbridge, a company with an extended history of oil spills is planning to send oil tankers down BC’s coast, through the protected Great Bear Rain Forest, which is not only home to wolves, grizzlies, the spirit bears (i.e. white black bears), and other animals, and one of the world’s largest remaining areas of temperate rain forest, but, as I have been told by a seasoned skipper, also an area containing some quite hazardous seas. If the oil tankers, carrying oil from the Alberta tar sand (another environmental catastrophe in themselves) are allowed to go down the coast through the rain forest, critics fear that an oil spill comparable to the Exxon Valdez may result. Please consider signing the petition! As always with petitions, there is no way to say that it will change anything, but keeping up the pressure on our beloved, two-faced BC government certainly cannot hurt.
There is also a letter over at Pacific Wild in which you can tell the BC Premier what you think of trophy hunting on Kermode (spirit) bears. In both cases all you have to do is to add your name and email address, it should only take about 30 seconds of your time to complete these petitions – less time than it took you to read this post :o).

Thank you so much,
Johannes

Below are some images taken in the Khutzeymateen just north of the Great Bear Rain Forest:

A small unnamed waterfall

Grizzly in the Khutzeymateen

A big male grizzly giving us the eye

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