There are new measures to better protect bear and fish habitat in the globe’s largest remaining coastal temperate rainforest, thanks to First Nations’ increasing role in stewarding the Great Bear Rainforest.
British Columbia has asked First Nations if they want old-growth forests set aside from logging, allowing time for long-term planning of conservation and sustainable development, but it has yet to fund the process on a large scale, advocates say.
A conservation effort is trying to put trophy hunting in B.C.'s famed Great Bear Rainforest in the crosshairs by purchasing the vast commercial hunting tenures held by guide outfitters in the wilderness area.
As a moratorium on oil tankers off the north coast moves closer to becoming law, the Hereditary Chiefs and political leaders of First Nations along the North Pacific Coast pledge our full support for the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act and urge the Senate to pass Bill C-48.
Stormy weather left the American-owned Jake Shearer vessel, carrying up to 10,000 tons of fuel stranded, just off the coast of Bella Bella. The vessel was in distress just near Goose Island. This is an essential food harvesting spot for the Heiltsuk.