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First Nations Have Created Over 1,250 Jobs, 120 Businesses Since 2008

January 31, 2023 First Nations in the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii are creating a conservation economy, using financing through Coast Funds to invest in Guardian programs, ecotourism, sustainable energy projects. A report released today identifies job creation, economic diversification, and other outcomes from 15 years of First Nations’ investments in stewardship and economic […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 20238 Views

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You are invited! Great Bear Sea MPA Network Reception

January 30, 2023 If you are attending the IMPAC5 Congress in Vancouver, please join us for a special evening reception, film screening and panel discussion to showcase and celebrate the Great Bear Sea Marine Protected Areas Network! What: Great Bear Sea MPA Network Reception When: Sunday, February 5 (6 – 8:30pm) Where: Vancouver Convention Centre […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 20237 Views

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Minister’s statement on 15th round of Columbia River Treaty negotiations

Jan. 30, 2023 VICTORIA – Katrine Conroy, Minister Responsible for the Columbia River Treaty, has issued the following statement after the 15th round of Canada-U.S. negotiations toward a modernized Columbia River Treaty, which took place in Vancouver, B.C., on Jan. 25 and 26, 2023: “Last week, Canada and the U.S. came together again for discussions to […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 20236 Views

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Have you ever been asked to babysit bear cubs? – CFN

January 30, 2023 Have you ever been asked to babysit bear cubs? Sierra Hall has. She was 15 at the time, working as a student bear guide in her territories and the experience changed her life and solidified her work in conservation in her territories. She was guiding a big group of tourists with a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 20235 Views

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New conservancy protects rare ecosystems in Incomappleux Valley

Jan. 25, 2023 VICTORIA – Known for its rich wildlife habitat and old-growth forests, the Incomappleux Valley is a biologically unique place in B.C. that will now be preserved by the Province. Located in the remote wilderness southeast of Revelstoke, the new Incomappleux Conservancy spans more than 58,000 hectares and is part of B.C.’s rare […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 20236 Views

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Teck Investment Helps Protect 75,000 Hectares of BC’s Incomappleux Valley

January 25, 2023 Vancouver, B.C. – Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) today announced it has contributed $2 million towards the conservation and protection of 75,000 hectares of globally rare inland temperate rainforest in the Incomappleux Valley in southeastern British Columbia as part of its goal to be a nature positive […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 20238 Views

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First Nation declares protected area in northern B.C.’s Taku River watershed – CBC

Jan 24, 2023 Taku River Tlingit declare Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area, according to Tlingit law The Taku River Tlingit First Nation in Atlin, B.C., has declared a vast swath of its traditional territory in northern B.C. off-limits to mining and other extractive-resource development. The First Nation has named the 1.8-million hectare Taku River watershed an Indigenous Protected and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 20237 Views

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Taku River Tlingit make A Historic Declaration to Protect Lingít kusteeyí (Tlingit Way of Living) & the Taku Watershed by Establishing and Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area

At a series of community meetings held in Atlin, BC and Whitehorse, YK this week, the Tak’hu (Taku) River Tlingit celebrated the declaration of an Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area (IPCA) within their traditional Territory. The Taku watershed covers 1.8 million hectares and is the largest watershed on the Pacific Coast of North America that […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202312 Views

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UBCIC Supports Call to Stop Work on Coastal GasLink Pipeline and Protect Salmon Spawning Habitat

((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – January 23, 2023) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) supports Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in their call for the federal government to issue a stop-work order on construction of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline. The pipeline construction activities are being undertaken without adequate sediment control on the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 20237 Views

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The ancient trees at the heart of a case against the Crown – BBC

A small indigenous community is fighting a historic land rights claim in Canada – and they are using ancient trees and famed British explorer Captain Cook’s journal to help make their case. Wearing her red cedar hat and with a microphone in hand, Mellissa Jack stood in front of the British Columbia Supreme Court on […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 20239 Views

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