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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.

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Comment by Tracy Petley on 23rd September 2010
I think this was a great idea. Hope it makes a difference. This area is very special and it should stay this way. A pipeline is a very bad idea and the shipping of the raw fuel in tankers down the channel is a bad idea. I hope that the people in power are paying attention.