This topic was taken from the Vision 20/20 Postcard
BACKGROUND: The BC government announced a groundbreaking conservation plan for the Great Bear Rainforest in February 2006. The area in question encompasses BC's North and Central Coasts. It is the world's largest remaining tract of intact coastal temperate rainforest and is home to grizzly, black and rare Spirit (Kermode) Bears, as well as wolves, cougars, and 20 per cent of the world's wild salmon. The plan includes a $120 million conservation management and economic development initiative.