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Eric Taylor: Canadian for the Great Bear

“My name is Eric Taylor and I am a Canadian for the Great Bear. I oppose the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project because of the risks it poses to terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems, its uncertain economic benefits, and because it enables the expansion of an industry (oil sands exploitation) that is a major contributor to climate change and depletion and degradation of freshwater. I encourage all Canadians to stand up for the Great Bear as an important step towards a more environmentally thoughtful, sustainable, and inclusive economy.”

© WWF-Canada

© WWF-Canada

Awarded the MA Newman prize in 1998 for excellence in aquatic research, Eric B. Taylor has been a professor in the department of zoology at the University of British Columbia since 1993. He is the associate director of the Biodiversity Research Centre at UBC and director of the Fish Collection at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. With a PhD in zoology (evolutionary ecology of fishes), Eric was a research fellow and visiting scientist at Dalhousie University in Halifax and at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo. His research in evolution and ecology includes an interest in understanding its relevance to conservation of native fish biodiversity. Author of more than 100 scientific publications, Eric co-chairs the Freshwater Fishes Subcommittee of the Committee for the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC).

A Kermode bear (Ursus americanus kermodei) watching the waters for fish in the Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada © Natalie Bowes / WWF-Canada

A Kermode bear (Ursus americanus kermodei) watching the waters for fish in the Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada © Natalie Bowes / WWF-Canada

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