A large male grizzly propped up to have a look at its curious onlookers. Raincoast Conservation research vessel Achiever was exploring the Great Bear Rainforest this spring to find these beautiful animals. With this big guy around, all the other animals were forced around the peripheries as he was the cock of the walk. Poised on his perch, it felt amazing to line him up for a shot, a tangible photograph to take back as my prize. This is real conservation.
Have you seen these jellyfish washing up on BC beaches this summer? We saw this one on Calvert Island. They’re called By-the-wind-sailor, sea raft, purple sail, or little sail – or by their scientific name Velella velella. They eat plankton and are eaten by nudibranchs. It looks like just one individual but it’s actually a whole colony of all-male OR all-female polyps! Some polyps are in charge of reproduction while others are for protection.
Working with our First Nations partners, our goal is to permanently end commercial trophy hunting of all large carnivores in the Great Bear Rainforest. $550,000 of $650,000 Permanent end to commercial trophy hunting Purchasing the remaining commercial tenures in the Great Bear Rainforest, coupled with the province’s ban on the grizzly hunt, is a significant…