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First Nations, Conservation Fund Take Lessons to Colombia – TheTyee.ca
by ahnationtalk onFebruary 13, 2018100 Views
Great Bear Rainforest agency sharing lessons with South American Indigenous communities.
Representatives of two First Nations in the Great Bear Rainforest and a conservation financing group are in Colombia this week to share what they’ve learned about supporting environmental stewardship and sustainable economic development.
The trip follows a visit to British Columbia in 2015 by a World Wildlife Fund delegation of Indigenous people from around the world, said Brodie Guy, the executive director of Coast Funds. That delegation included visitors from Colombia and Peru who are working on setting up something similar in their home to what’s been done in the Great Bear.
“Now they’ve asked us to come back because they’re getting much further along in their conservation plans and also their financing,” Guy said.