Send a letter to the editor: BC nature goals must be part of climate action
British Columbia is teeming with life. It’s home to thousands of animals, plants and fungi – with more species living here than anywhere else in Canada. But, Nature is under more pressure than ever from the combined threats of climate change and the dramatic loss of species. Between record-breaking temperatures and continued habitat disruption from industrial activity, Nature needs us to join together in action now.
BC needs to turn up the heat on its action plan for Nature. BC committed to protecting 30% of lands by 2030 in partnership with First Nations. Protecting large and interconnected wild spaces where species can thrive is a proven, natural solution that experts recommend be used in the fight to mitigate the worst effects of climate change.
Dozens of Indigenous Protect and Conserved Areas stand ready to support a healthy future for both wildlife and people. Increased protected areas and funding from BC to support Indigenous-led conservation is crucial to a comprehensive climate preparedness and adaptation plan.
Will you hold the BC government accountable for achieving the protection of 30% of lands by 2030? Share your support for nature-based solutions to tackle rising climate change and biodiversity loss concerns by writing a letter to the editor.
Write to your local newsroom editor below, and let them know BC needs to take action towards its commitment to protecting 30% of lands by 2030. We’ve written a draft letter for you to send but we encourage you to personalize it to triple your impact!
Reaching 30% through Indigenous-led conservation
Indigenous-led conversation projects are one of the best ways to ensure our 30% target is met. For example, the Kaska Dena plan to protect an area larger than Vancouver Island. 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.
This is especially important to shelter caribou, a species struggling to feed itself and breed in other parts of the province.