$1B agreement funding for Indigenous led conservation

By Julia Archelene Magsombol Local Journalism Initiative Reporter On November 3, the provincial and federal governments and the First Nations Leadership Council reached an agreement of $1 billion funding for the Indigenous-led conservation initiatives in B.C. “The tripartite Nature Agreement is truly the first of its kind,” said Robyn Duncan, the executive director of Wildsight. She noted this is an agreement with Canada, B.C. and First Nations Leadership that commits to a wide range of conservation actions to achieve 30 per cent protection of lands and waters by 2030 through Indigenous-led conservation. Importantly, the agreement includes an announcement of $1 billion to support conservation, she pointed out. Duncan said the agreement is to make up for conservation in the city as B.C. faces triple threats of climate change, loss of…

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