The Salmon Bears

The Salmon Bears

Orca Books

  • $17.95


Extensively illustrated with Ian McAllister's magnificent
photographs, The Salmon Bears explores the delicate balance that
exists between the grizzly, black and spirit bears and their natural
environment, the last great wilderness along the central coast of
British Columbia. Key to this relationship are the salmon that are
born in the rivers each spring, who then go out to sea as juveniles
and return as adults to spawn and die, completing a cycle of life
that ensures the survival of not only their own species but also
virtually every other plant and animal in the rainforest.
In clear language suitable for young readers, the authors describe
the day-to-day activities that define the lives of these bears through
the four seasons. But this is also very much the story of the Great
Bear Rainforest—a vast tract of land that stretches from the
northern tip of Vancouver Island to the Alaska border and contains
some of the largest stands of old-growth forest left on the West
Coast. The Salmon Bears focuses on the interconnectedness of all
life in the rainforest and makes a strong case for the importance of
protecting this vital ecological resource.

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