Tell the BC government: it’s time to protect 25% by 2025
From lush forests to towering mountain peaks and rushing rivers, BC is home to some of the most spectacular places on Earth.
But these places are changing. A warming climate and unprecedented species extinction are hurting both human health and nature.
Last year, the federal government promised that they would protect 25% of Canada’s lands and waters by 2025, and 30% by 2030.
Our provincial government hasn’t yet made the same promise. With only 15% of BC currently protected, it’s up to BC’s government to match the federal commitment.
Write a letter to your local newspaper in support of 25% by 2025 in BC.
We’ve prepared a letter for you to start with, but encourage you to personalize this letter or write your own. Personalized letters can have a real impact (up to three times more!), and letters to the editor are often the most read section of a newspaper.
Reaching 25% through Indigenous-led conservation
We need to protect up to 10% more of BC to reach 25% by 2025. Indigenous-led conversation projects are one of the best ways to ensure that target is met. For example, the Kaska Dena plan to protect an area larger than Vancouver Island where there are no clear cuts, no mines and no settlements. There’s not even a road. Known as Dene Kʼéh Kusān, this would be nearly 4 million hectares (or 4% of BC’s landbase) of new protected land abundant with wildlife like caribou, moose and mountain goats.