CNH Tours - Cultural and Natural Heritage Tours Galapagos
Monday January 9, 2023
Webinar: The Great Bear Rainforest - History and Travel Tips
While CNH Tours focuses mostly on Galapagos and Antarctica, we dabble a little in other exotic destinations, offering the occasional custom trip there, designed to our high standards.
In October this year, we're offering a one-time-only 10 day trip to the Great Bear Rainforest (GBR), on Canada's west coast.
It will be the height of the salmon run, and bears (grizzly, black, and the fabled "spirit" bears) will be gorging themselves before the onset of winter.
We've chartered a very comfortable 24 passenger ship for a 7 night / 8 day cruise. We'll explore the protected waters of the remote wilderness fjords and inlets that snake through the snowcapped coastal mountain ranges bordering the Pacific Ocean. Besides bears, expect to see plenty of whales, sea lions, ravens, eagles and possibly even the rare coastal wolves, that have adapted to life in the intertidal zone.
The GBR is the world's largest protected rainforest. Threatened over many decades by industrial logging, hydroelectric projects, massive aluminum smeltering plants, natural gas liquification plant, the local First Nations group (Kitamaat and Gitga'at nations), with the support of conservation groups struggled for years to establish limits to development.
Part of our trip to the area will include a two day pre-cruise exploration of these developments, hearing from First Nations groups and from corporate representatives, to learn how they are working together to find a balance between conservation and development. These insights will help us better appreciate the history of the area, and the hard-won results obtained through years of tough slogging and late night negotiations.
For those interested in joining our trip, or for those simply interested in knowing more about this unique part of the world, we invite you to sign up to our webinar. Here are the details:
WHEN: Thursday, 2 February 2023, 7-8PM (Eastern Time - Montreal / New York / Miami)
WHERE: On-line via zoom. Register here.
FORMAT: A dynamic 30-minute presentation given by CNH Tours founder Marc Patry, followed by a Q&A session.
We hope to see you there!
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