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Final agreement will permanently safeguard 85 percent of Great Bear Rainforest

Today First Nations governments and the BC government, with the support of ForestEthics Solutions, Greenpeace, Sierra Club BC and five forestry companies, announced the fulfilment of the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements. Eighty-five percent (3.1 million hectares) of the remote wilderness region’s coastal temperate rainforests are now permanently off-limits to industrial logging.

Tides Canada celebrates remarkable conservation success today for Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest

First Nations, the Province of British Columbia, logging companies, and environmental organizations have achieved a remarkable success—the final conservation and human well-being agreement for the Great Bear Rainforest (GBR) has been officially announced today. By working together, a diverse set of interests have produced the most comprehensive conservation and commercial forest management plan of this scale in North America, and perhaps on Earth.

Raising salmon on land makes business and environmental sense

A healthier and more sustainable way to produce salmon is not only possible, but it’s becoming a business reality at an innovative facility in British Columbia. New data from the Kuterra project, which raises Atlantic salmon on land near Port McNeill, B.C., points to big opportunities in sustainable seafood.

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Sarah Chee
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