Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs) are defined by the Indigenous Circle of Experts (ICE) as “lands and waters where Indigenous governments have the primary role in protecting and conserving ecosystems
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The Lower Fraser River and its estuary host a remarkable diversity of species within a globally important ecosystem, including its role as one of the greatest salmon bearing rivers in the world.
Over the past several years, lawyers at West Coast Environmental Law have received a number of inquiries from Indigenous trapline holders in BC seeking to protect their hereditary and registered traplines from the cumulative impacts of various industrial projects including logging, mining, hydroe
In the summer of 2017, BC’s new provincial government promised to reform environmental assessment and planning in British Columbia.
The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) was adopted in 2007, and was endorsed by the Government of Canada in 2016. More recently, the federal government released its Principles res
The combined effect of hundreds of thousands of different approvals, licences and unpermitted activities have combined over time to degrade our natural life support systems – the web of life that we are part of, and depend upon, to sustain our cultures and economies.
An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed by
An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change regarding the NEB process.