DEADLINE: IJNR's Great Bear Institute

Event Date: 
May 15, 2017

The Great Bear Rainforest and Great Bear Sea, in coastal British Columbia, Canada, together form one of the most biologically diverse and ecologically rich systems on Earth. At more than 6.4 million hectares (~25,000 square miles), the Great Bear Rainforest is one of the largest remaining tracts of unspoiled temperate rainforest left in the world, home to vast stands of pine, fir, and cedar, as well as populations of wolves, grizzlies, and Kermode or "Spirit" bears. Just offshore, Pacific currents fuel a food web that supports whales, seals, otters, birds and fish.

During the Great Bear Institute, Sep 10-19, 2017, fellows will learn first-hand how coastal communities survive and thrive while managing finite resources, conserving delicate ecosystems, mitigating and adapting to potentially dramatic changes in their economic and social systems, and how those forces interact. Apply by May 15.

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