The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy was launched in 2015 with the goal of uniting the Commonwealth’s 53 members in conserving forests for future generations.
In February 2016, the Government of B.C., First Nations, environmental groups, and forest industry representatives announced how the Great Bear Rainforest would be managed now and into the future.
The 2016 Great Bear Rainforest Act will conserve 85% of the forest and 70% of old growth over time, achieving a high level of ecological integrity.
Salmon are a vital key to the Great Bear Rainforest ecosystem, where more than 2,500 salmon runs happen each year.
The rare, elusive, near-white Kermode bear, or Spirit Bear, is the official provincial mammal for B.C. as it can only be found in the Great Bear Rainforest.
Of the estimated six million migratory birds who return to the Great Bear Rainforest every year, the Coastal Northern Goshawk plays an important role in this coastal ecosystem.
The North Coast and Central Coast regions B.C. are unique because of the highly diverse plant, animal, and marine life and the equally diverse geography and climate.
The B.C. coast stretches across four different tectonic plates that float, move and change shape over time.
While large-scale land-and-sea interactions have shaped B.C.’s coast, smaller-scale processes also play a role.
This free app identifies more than 210 plants, 80 birds, 190 marine invertebrates, 50 fish, and 20 mammals and reptiles.
The GBR is of interest to researchers from around the world who study biology and geography, First Nations’ culture and traditions, and socio-economics of the region.
The North Coast and Central Coast regions of B.C. are unique because of the highly diverse plant, animal, and marine life and the equally diverse geography and climate.
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The Great Bear Rainforest has become a popular destination for travelers seeking first-hand views of the region’s stunning landscapes, waterways and array of wildlife.
Learn about the rich diversity of marine life, mammals, birds, plants and trees that make B.C's Great Bear Rainforest their home and contribute to the natural beauty of the region.