SHYMANKSI, Wendy




Author Tags: Environment, Photography

Following the establishment of the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary in a remote valley near the B.C./Alaska border, Dan Wakeman became one of only two guides licensed to take visitors into the reserve. With photographer Wendy Shymanksi, he co-authored Fortress of the Grizzlies: The Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary (Heritage 2003 $24.95).

Wendy Shymanski’s educational novel for children, ages 7-12 and up, Sparky: The World’s Most Lovable and Mischievous Bear Cub (iUniverse hard cover $25.95 soft cover $15.95 price), is about a grizzly cub’s first year of life. The setting is the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary and the main characters are a mother and cub that Shymanski observed over a ten-year period. It also includes extensive information about the natural history of both the temperate rainforest and marine area surrounding the Khutzeymateen Provincial Park/Grizzly Sanctuary. “I hope to draw attention to the importance of the preservation of the fragile grizzly species, and our planet,” she says. “Without a healthy planet nothing can survive, including humans.”

She lives in Nanaimo.

BOOKS:

Fortress of the Grizzlies: The Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary
(Heritage House Publishing, 2003)

Sparky: The World's Most Lovable and Mischievous Bear Cub (iUniverse, 2010) Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4401-8756-8
Softcover ISBN 978-1-4401-8754-4
ebook ISBN 978-1-4401-8755-1

[BCBW 2010] "Photography" "Environment"