The Future of the Great Bear Rainforest

White Bear beside a stream

The evening will begin with a screening of the amazing new IMAX film, Great Bear Rainforest. The panel session that follows will consist of four experts discussing this unique ecosystem. The dialogue will address not only the process that resulted in the protection of the rainforest, but also its uncertain future. Discussion topics will include the decline in salmon stocks, the ban on grizzly trophy hunting and the need for the protection of the adjacent Great Bear Sea. The event will close with a question and answer period with the audience.

Date: June 4, 2019
Time: 7pm–9pm
Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science

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Panelists:

Honourable George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Doug Neasloss, Chief Councillor, Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nation
Jody Holmes, PhD, Project Director, Rainforest Solutions Project
Chris Darimont, PhD, Science Director, Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Raincoast Chair of Applied Conservation Science, University of Victoria

Moderator: Scott Sampson, President and CEO, Science World