Save the Great Bear Rainforest in Canada
The Great Bear Rainforest is the largest temperate rainforest in the world and it is threatened. The First Nations peoples’ way of life is also threatened, as their way of life is tied to the rainforest. Thousands of plants and animals live in this rainforest, including the rare Kermode (Spirit) bear, grizzly bears, wolves, eagles, and some of the oldest trees on earth. The Orca whales depend on the salmon that run through the streams of the Great Bear Rainforest. Clear cut logging has already wreaked havoc on Great Bear Rainforest and now it faces an even larger threat: a new oil pipeline that would bring 225 oil tankers a year through the belly of Great Bear Rainforest. Enbridge is a company that has a menacing record of oil spills and environmentalist leaders believe that an oil spill in Great Bear is inevitable if Enbridge goes through with its plan to build the pipeline.
Take action by signing this petition: Stop Oil Tankers in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest!
To learn more about this situation, see:
- First Nations – The Rainforest Solutions Project
- Pacific Wild
- Three Ways to Save the Great Bear, Fight to Stop Tar Sands
You can also watch this 2-minute video: spOILed: Enbridge & Tankers in the Great Bear Rainforest?