Great Bear Blog

DISPATCH: Whale Haven

BlogAug 12, 2015Ian McAllister

This compilation of stunning aerial footage documents unique behaviours of some of the fin, humpback, and killer whales that call the Great Bear Sea home. For more on our related research and education activities, read on. (Best viewed in fullscreen ... Read More

BEHIND THE SCENES: What to expect this summer on Great Bear LIVE…

BlogAug 3, 2015Guest Blogger

Great Bear LIVE is a collaboration between Pacific Wild Alliance and the Great Bear Education and Research Project (GBEAR). To learn more about GBEAR, please visit the www.projectGbear.org . Waves are lapping the rocks, home to a colony of (very ... Read More

Arne Loth, Pacific Wild intern, aboard S.V. Habitat in the Great Bear Rainforest.

Great Bear LIVE – advancing conservation research and education

BlogJul 25, 2015Guest Blogger

Breaking through a cover of mist and clouds, the small plane starts its descent into Bella Bella, revealing for the first time a sight almost too beautiful for words. Seemingly endless stretches of unspoiled forest extend along the waters of the ... Read More

Another Day in the Life of Conservation Work- Part I

BlogSep 19, 2014Guest Blogger

Maureen Vo is a volunteer for the Great Bear LIVE project. Sounds of the Ocean You can research everything there is to know about the area and Google the breathtaking images, but nothing can truly prepare you for the incredible connection and ... Read More

Mountain Maintenance

BlogJul 21, 2014April Bencze

The boat engine roars to life as Diana and I untie from the dock this misty morning. Clay the dog is curled up in the only wind-free spot on the boat as we make the short passage to Bella Bella from Denny Island. Leandrea, a Pacific Wild intern, ... Read More

Spring in the Rainforest

BlogJul 7, 2014April Bencze

It is difficult to understand a place you have never been before. Pacific Wild introduced me to the ecosystems thriving in the Great Bear Rainforest on British Columbia’s wild coast long before I came here. They have unveiled the behaviours and ... Read More

Lament for Herring

BlogApr 1, 2014Ian McAllister

The first herring spawn began today in the Great Bear Rainforest. A keystone ritual that has provided a foundation of life, so revered over the last ten thousand years that the Heiltsuk new year is marked by the miracle of the herring spawn. Like a ... Read More

From D.C. to B.C.

BlogOct 17, 2013Loren Clark-Moe

My name is Loren and I first met Ian and Karen McAllister, the founders of Pacific Wild, in September and absolutely fell in love with the Great Bear Rainforest and the work Pacific Wild is doing to protect it. But one visit up here is never long ... Read More

The Great Bear Rainforest - Taking the Inside - OUT!

BlogJul 31, 2013Colette Heneghan

Spring, Summer and Autumn are busy, exciting and often hectic times for ‘happenings’ not only in the field, but also further afield from our base in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia. While my colleagues install hydrophones and field ... Read More

Gearing up for the Summer

BlogJun 25, 2013Diana Chan

The beauty and eeriness of the other-worldly symphony stop everyone in their tracks as the sounds of various pods from A and G clans fill the float lab. The increasingly familiar orca whistles and squeals are building a following as more people ... Read More

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