Great Bear Rainforest

British Columbia

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About Save the Great Bear Rainforest

Canada is home to the Great Bear Rainforest, the largest coastal temperate rainforest on the planet. The Great Bear Rainforest stretches along British Columbia's coast north of Vancouver Island, and is the traditional territory of First Nations who have lived in this ecosystem for thousands of years.

A spectacular forest ecosystem with many intact valleys, the Great Bear Rainforest is known as 'Canada's Amazon' for its dense web of natural life including towering ancient trees, grizzly bears, salmon, wolves, and the rare white kermode, or 'spirit' bear.

Today, less than 25% of this forest type exists worldwide, and this narrow band of land and sea 6.4 million hectares in size represents a quarter of all coastal temperate rainforest remaining on the planet.

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