The Great Bear Rainforest on the coast of British Columbia PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bernardo Duran   
Tuesday, 27 January 2009 18:19

The Great Bear Rainforest Representing one quarter of the world’s remaining temperate rainforest, the Great Bear Rainforest stretches along the mainland coast of British Columbia to the Alaska border, covering an area the size of Switzerland.

This forest is tucked amongst majestic mountain fjords creating a cool, misty world of soaring eagles and towering cedar, fir and spruce trees. Home to wild runs of salmon, delicate green ferns and soft carpets of moss, the biomass (weight of organic matter) of this forest is four times greater than comparable areas in the Amazon jungle.

But it is the bears that give this forest its name. Grizzly bears, black bears and the elusive Kermode or spirit bear, a white variety of the black bear, all thrive in this lush rainforest.

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