Spirit Bear: Icon for an Endangered Ecosystem

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FM10-Kermode-cover.ashx.jpgFor this month's issue of National Wildlife I had the pleasure of researching and writing "Spirit Bear: Icon for an Endangered Ecosystem." I've been enamored with this subspecies of black bear--also known as the Kermode bear--ever since I first caught a glimpse of one (or imagined I did) in the 1970s at a dump in Terrace, BC.

In recent years, the BC government has worked with conservationists, First Nations, and timber companies to protect the Spirit Bear's habitat--the largest intact stretch of temperate rain forest in the world. But today this ecosystem -- and Canada's beloved "panda" -- remain at risk, with an ominous new threat of oil tanker traffic on the horizon.
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Actually I wanted to comment on your article in "More" magazine.
Health Rules You Can Rewrite After 40.

Rule number 1 should be changed to 40 - 60 minutes in my opinion. Research suggests that the first 20 minutes are close to no value (in terms of gains)...of course the value is the warm up. Soooooooooo...just my 2 cents ...

ps i'm an old acquaintance ... wayyyyyyyyyyyy back ... great to see you're successful. What ever happened to Ann Norton?


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