Great Bear Wild: Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest
Conservationist, photographer, and longtime Great Bear Rainforest resident Ian McAllister, takes us on a deeply personal journey from the headwaters of the region’s unexplored river valleys down to the hidden depths of the offshore world. Globally renowned for its astonishing biodiversity, the Great Bear Rainforest is also one of the most endangered landscapes on the planet, where First Nations people fight for their way of life as massive energy projects threaten entire ecosystems.
McAllister’s new book Great Bear Wild, a stunning collection of photographs and personal narrative, is the product of twenty five years of McAllister’s research, exploration, and campaigning for the spectacular area he calls home.
Join Ian for a multi-media exploration of our endangered Great Bear Rainforest, Q+A, and a book signing following the presentation
<b>Ian McAllister</b> is a co-founder of the wildlife conservation organization Pacific Wild. He is an award-winning photographer and author of The Great Bear Rainforest, and his images have appeared in publications around the world. He has been honoured by the Globe & Mail as one of 133 highly accomplished Canadians, and he and his wife, Karen McAllister, were named by Time magazine one of the “”Leaders of the 21st Century”” for their efforts to protect British Columbia’s endangered rainforest. He is a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers and has won the North America Nature Photography Association’s Vision Award and the Rainforest Action Network’s Rainforest Hero award. He lives with his family on an island in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest.
Jane Goodall endorsed the book, saying:
“Through breathtaking photographs and moving prose, McAllister’s Great Bear Wild presents a compelling case for the urgent need to protect, in perpetuity, one of the most magnificent ecosystems on the planet—the increasingly threatened Great Bear Rainforest… A place that haunts my dreams. Ian McAllister takes us through one of the planets most precious and sacred rain forests, a threatened landscape of spirit bears and sea wolves, whales and traditional cultures.”
Tickets: $12 (+applicable taxes and fees)