Canada

Great Bear Rainforest

On February 1, 2016, the final Great Bear Rainforest Agreement was signed between First Nations and the British Columbia government, permanently conserving 19 million acres of Pacific coast between Vancouver Island and southeast Alaska. About 9 million acres are off limits to logging, with the balance managed under some of the world’s most stringent harvest standards.

Over the Last Ten Years
  • 5 million acres of new, legally designated protected areas
  • 4 million additional acres of old-growth rainforest off limits to logging
  • 4.2 million acres monitored by Indigenous Guardians annually
  • 767 new, permanent jobs and 45 new businesses created in First Nation communities
  • $237 million invested in local resource management and sustainable economic development

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