Gateway to the Arctic

In the haunting, northernmost part of Canada lies Labrador.  Here in the rugged mountains called the Torngats, Richard Wiese comes face to face with a community trying to deal with an overzealous bear population.  It is the only place on Earth where black bears and polar bears co-exist. 

In Labrador, climate change is felt before the rest of the world and scientists can readily assess the impact of global warming. Richard examines glaciers and works with local researchers to determine the health of local waters and how it impacts the food chain for the wildlife that live here as well as the hunting/gathering culture of the Innuit.

Richard exploring the beautiful landscape of Labrador.

“The waters of Labrador are so blue that it looks like windex!” – Richard Wiese

Richard exploring in hopes of finding a Polar Bear.