Canada unveils vast Great Bear Rainforest

Updated: February 9, 2006, 4:54 PM ET
By Jeremy Hainsworth | Associated Press — Feb. 9, 2006

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Canada unveiled a 16-million-acre preserve this week, including parkland covering an area twice the size of Yellowstone, teeming with grizzly bears, wolves and wild salmon in the ancestral home of many native tribes. Closing another chapter of the wars between environmentalists and loggers, the Great Bear Rainforest is the result of an accord between governments, aboriginal First Nations, the logging industry and environmentalists. It will stretch 250 miles ...

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