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Scientists call on BC’s Premier Clark to speed protection of Great Bear Rainforest

by Linda Solomon in the Vancouver Observer

Scientists from Canada and the United States are asking British Columbia Premier Christy Clark to speed up protection of the Great Bear Rainforest.

click here to see the letter to B.C. Premier, Christy Clark

Dominick DellaSala, Chief Scientist and President  of the Geos Institute in Ashland, Oregon, and Lead author of Temperate and Boreal Rainforests of the World, leads the signatories of the letter which says the Great Bear Rainforest plays an essential role in stablizing the earth’s climate.” 

The signatories are all contributors to DellaSala’s book.  Others include scientists from the zoology department of University of British Columbia, the biology department of University of Victoria, as well as UBC’s Biodiversity Research Centre.  They also reprsent conservation organizations like Northwest Institute and Skeena Wild Conservation Trust in Smithers, British Columbia, and Raincoast Conservation Foundation of Sydney, British Columbia.  more >

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