Public-Private Partnership is the Largest Integrated Conservation Investment Package in North American History

Feature story - January 23, 2007

The Great Bear Rainforest is part of the largest coastal temperate rainforest remaining on Earth and supports some of the oldest surviving cultures in the Western Hemisphere. The lands and waters support wolves, six million migratory birds, grizzly bears, black bears, rare white Spirit bears and First Nations' communities that have lived here for more than 10,000 years.

It is now also a global model for conservation. An historic public-private partnership has secured $120 million for conservation efforts and sustainable enterprises.

"Today we have secured the largest integrated conservation investment package in North American history" said Scott Paul of Greenpeace. "Once again all eyes are on Canada's Great Bear Rainforest and our innovative, precedent-setting approach to protecting the environment."

Learn more from our press release