“Race to Save the Bears” is a contest being launched by Humane Society International. They’ve launched the contest to help raise awareness about the bear trophy hunt in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, in which vulnerable bears are killed for entertainment, and to help raise funds for HSI/Canada’s campaign to end this killing.
Canadians are eligible to join the virtual “race” and compete for a chance to win great prizes. The grand prize winner, who raises the most funds, will receive a trip for two to British Columbia’s Great Bear Lodge for two all-inclusive nights and a bear-viewing trip to experience the grizzly and black bears of the Great Bear Rainforest.
Protecting the bears of the Great Bear Rainforest is part of an overall goal of achieving environmental sustainability. The bears of North America are recognized as a keystone species -they play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. Scientists and conservationists view the abundance of grizzly bears, in particular, as an indication of an ecosystem’s health.