Great Bear Rainforest Featured In Prince Charles Environmental Call To Action By Larry Pynn Of The Vancouver Sun

This is a great Call to action.
Millions of U.S. TV viewers will gain insight Friday into the protection of B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest during airing of the hour-long documentary, Harmony, based on Prince Charles’ global conservation efforts.

While the heir to the British throne takes viewers around the world to look at sustainability issues, the Great Bear Rainforest is his only Canadian focus.

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+Charles+environmental+call+action/3844739/story.html#ixzz15f0wL7tE”I’ve very pleased,” said Valerie Langer of ForestEthics, among the conservation groups who worked with government, industry, and aboriginals to forge an agreement over sustainable development and conservation on B.C.’s central and north coast in 2006.

“It’s about the need to work together with uncommon bedfellows.” Langer watched the film at a special screening Monday at the Kennedy Center in Wash., D.C., along with dignitaries such as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Langer said Wednesday the documentary takes a gentler approach than some environmental films but gets the message across.

“The strong implication is we’re in trouble and have to change.” The Prince of Wales looks at issues such as organic versus industrial farming as well as biomimicry, the notion of looking to nature for solutions to human problems.

Langer noted that the global attention does not change the fact that the Great Bear Rainforest agreement remains a work in progress with much still to be done to ensure the “promise becomes a reality.” Harmony, produced and directed by Oscar-nominated Julie and Stuart Sender, airs at 10 p.m. as part of NBC’s Green Week.

Prince Charles’ father, Prince Philip, also has a long-standing interest in conservation work and dedicated B.C.’s Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary in 1994.

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