Sharing a report that is put out by the Wilderness Committee. Vancouver Island is a gem worthy of protection. This report is interesting and worth the time to download. I find myself keen on promoting, sharing and helping to make as many people as I can aware of the importance of protecting the wildlife and coastal ecosystem. It is relevant to all.
The powerful, diverse, and world-renowned wilderness of Vancouver Island has always been a source of pride for Island residents and for all Canadians. The region is home to some of the largest and most ancient trees in the country, and it sustains a vast array of wildlife species that rely on the unique coastal ecosystem.
However, in a time when decision-makers are displaying unprecedented commitment to industrial-scale resource development, most of this wilderness is at risk.
While home to some parks and protected areas that are cherished across Canada, Vancouver Island currently has far less protected territory than many other international jurisdictions, including Belize, Costa Rica and Tanzania. Provincial and federal governments are writing legislation and policy that will make rapid and unsustainable resource extraction projects easier to undertake. Only about 13% of Vancouver Island is permanently protected from exploitation and runaway development—this is simply inadequate.
I believe that we need to act now and urge policymakers to double the amount of protected area on the Island. As part of this effort we’ve released a new report calledDoubling Vancouver Island’s Protected Areas, highlighting some of the incredible wild places on Vancouver Island that are still at risk. The full report is available here.
Despite the growing number of citizens who understand the need for more protection in these areas, we really need to spread the word if we’re going to achieve our goal. That’s where you come in.
We need your help to distribute this important information in your community. If you can help us by distributing copies of the report, please email us with your mailing address and let us know how many copies you can hand out.
By reading this report and taking action, you can help power the movement to protect more of our wilderness… before it’s gone.
Torrance Coste | Vancouver Island Campaigner
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Today’s “stone” Day 173 share, educate, make aware, care