Guardians of the coast: Chris Darimont
Of the Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the University of Victoria
Join us for a memorable evening rich with stories, science, and stunning images. This passionate talk will celebrate all who safeguard our precious coast. Chris Darimont will guide us into the Great Bear Rainforest - where cedar trees date to the Middle Ages, black bears can be white, and wolves are considered marine mammals. Be inspired by powerful alliances of people, led by Indigenous communities, who have stood tall against habitat destruction, Big Oil, and trophy hunting in the GBR. Lessons learned there could help us tackle new threats now facing other areas of our priceless coast.
Chris Darimont is the Hakai-Raincoast Professor at the University of Victoria, and Science Director for the Raincoast Conservation Foundation. With community partners, students, and Raincoast colleagues, he practices acutely applied conservation science. Known for his work with wolves and bears, he also holds a special place in his heart for beach mice.
Raincoast Conservation Foundation is a team of conservationists and scientists empowered by our research to protect the lands, waters, and wildlife of coastal British Columbia. Raincoast practices applied science and prioritizes community engagement. This rare approach is called ‘informed advocacy’. As a conservation science organization that operates a university lab, field station and a 70' research vessel, Raincoast Foundation is unique in Canada.
We hope to see Friday, March 17th!
Tickets are available online and at our office on Main St.
Event: March 17th, 7:30 pm
Doors Open: 7:00 pm
Location: Tofino Community Hall
Tickets: $15 Adult / Children 12 and Under Free