Saving The Great Bear Rainforest

By: Markus Cobarrubias

About the Great Bear Rainforest

The Great Bear Rainforest is the only temperate rainforest in North America stretching from North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, all the way to parts of Alaska. A temperate rainforest is a woodland of a usually rather mild climatic area within the temperate zone that receives heavy rainfall. At over 12,000 square meters it is one of the largest temperate rainforests in the world. It is home to many animals ranging from mountain goats to salmon and is one of the main tourist attractions in the North Vancouver area.

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The average temperature of the Great Bear Rainforest is around 30-68 degrees fahrenheit. Over the last 100 years, the temperature has increased 0.6 degrees celsius (33.08 fahrenheit) The rainforest gets an average of 225 cm (90 inches) of precipitation each year.


The biggest threat for the Great Bear Rainforest is logging. Logging companies cut down thousands of trees each years. When they cut down the trees, all different animals become endangered due to the machines harming their area. Very recently a law was passed preventing over 85% of the Rainforest from logging and mining companies. This means that most animals will not have to witness their home being destroyed.
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