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We Need to Protect the Spirit Bear’s Habitat
2008, production : Maureen Grant
The white Kermode bear, also known as the spirit bear, is a...
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The B.C. Forestry Industry and First Nations Communities
2008, production : Maureen Grant
Simon Jackson discusses the forestry industry on the British...
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How to Become an Activist
2008, production : Maureen Grant
Simon Jackson talks about how, at the age of 13, he became...
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Youth Can Make a Difference
2008, production : Maureen Grant
The environment is the one issue that crosses partisan...
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First Nations Peoples and the Environment
2008, production : Maureen Grant
Simon Jackson discusses the importance of First Nations...
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Humans are Animals Too
2008, production : Counting On Us
The discipline of ecology does not generally include the...
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We Need to Protect the Spirit Bear’s Habitat
Filmed interviews  (2:14) 2008, production : Maureen Grant
Biography

The white Kermode bear, also known as the spirit bear, is a rare subspecies found only on Canada’s northwest coast. Simon Jackson describes its unique characteristics and the richness of the ecosystem it inhabits. He also warns us that it is facing loss of its habitat.
Specialist's biography

From sending the proceeds of a lemonade stand to the World Wildlife Fund at the age of 7, Simon Jackson has always believed in the power of one.  At 13, he founded the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition, one of the first youth-run organizations with the hope of creating a new type of environmental advocacy group. This Coalition helped create a land-use agreement with logging companies, First Nations and all levels of government to create a framework for sustainability on the B.C. coast. Jackson remains the chairman of the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition, which has grown to a network of more than 6 million, with members in more than 65 countries.