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REPORTING · 14th September 2010
Merv Ritchie
This team spent weeks travelling the North Coast area, referred to as the Great Bear Rain Forest, after Ian McAllister invited the ILCP (International League of Conservation Photographers) to come tour the area.

These internationally recognized photographers are from; Spain, Germany, South Africa, Mexico, the States and from Canada. They form a team called RAVE which stands for Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition. The purpose is to bolster the conservation efforts with world class photography.

The preliminary images already seen, as they set up for this presentation, are quite outstanding.

They had an underwater team taking photos of marine life seldom, if ever, seen. They hope to demonstrate to Canada and the world why the concept of crude oil tankers and oil drilling on the west coast of BC, and anywhere near the North Coast, is such a bad idea.

Way too much to lose...
Comment by Cheri Reidy R.Ac. on 14th September 2010
By documenting the incredible rich tapestry of life that makes up the north west coast will allow every one to see just what is at stake here. Having traveled some of the proposed tanker route and having been raised on this coast, I know well there is way too much to lose to shortsighted greed.