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Civic Theatre hosts: Where the Ocean meets the Rainforest - Exploring Canada's Great Bear Rainforest with Ian McAllister

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November 13th, 2015

The Civic Theatre in Nelson is hosting a wildlife star this weekend, as Ian McAllister presents a mutli-media presentation detailing decades of wildlife research.

The event is on Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 fr seniors and students.

A thousand uninhabited islands, the world’s largest extent of temperate rainforest alongside one of the planets most ecologically rich marine environments.  Join award-winning author and photographer Ian McAllister from Pacific Wild for a multi-media presentation exploring twenty-five years of wildlife research, conservation campaigns and photography.

Ian McAllister, conservationist, photographer, and longtime Great Bear Rainforest resident, takes us on a deeply personal journey from the headwaters of the region’s unexplored river valleys down to the hidden depths of the offshore world. Globally renowned for its astonishing biodiversity, the Great Bear Rainforest is also one of the most endangered landscapes on the planet, where First Nations people fight for their way of life as massive energy projects threaten entire ecosystems. This stunning collection of photographs and personal narrative is the product of twenty-five years of McAllister’s research, exploration, and campaigning for the spectacular area he calls home.

Ian’s multimedia presentations have been engaging diverse audiencesacross North America and Europe for two decades. Featuring spectacular photography, videography and storytelling, both humorous and hard-hitting, Ian’s presentations bring the hidden world of the Great Bear Rainforest to the public and inspire thousands of people to act to protect this precious region.

*Ian McAllister is a founder of the wildlife conservation organization Pacific Wild. He is an award-winning photographer and author of six books including Great Bear Wild, and his images have appeared in publications around the world. He is a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers and a recipient of the North America Nature Photography Association’s Vision Award and the Rainforest Action Network’s Rainforest Hero award. He and his wife, Karen McAllister, were named by /Time /magazine amongst “Leaders of the 21st
Century” for their efforts to protect British Columbia’s endangered rainforest. He lives with his family on an island in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest.

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