The Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia — home to the legendary white spirit bear, as well as huge grizzlies, rare wolves, countless salmon, and other wildlife galore — is one of the only remaining pristine regions of temperate rainforest left on earth. Take a virtual tour through this biological hotspot with the Raincoast Conservation Society, which is fighting to stave off looming threats to the region — from clearcutting and oil drilling to sport hunting and poaching. Click below to start the show (and note that the photos might be slow-loading for our dear readers with sluggish Internet connections.)

Bear and cubsClick here to start the slide show.