BC Announced Collaborative Nature Conservation Framework Agreement
BC announced a collaborative nature conservation framework agreement between the Government of Canada, the Province of BC and First Nations Leadership Council on November 3. The agreement is meant to protect and conserve biodiversity, habitats and species at risk in BC in collaboration with the government and the First Nations Leadership Council to reach the provincial goal of protect 30% of the lands by 2030.
The Tripartite Framework Agreement on Nature Conservation (the Framework Agreement) enables Canada, BC, and First Nations to jointly identify tangible projects and investments that will help to stop or reverse biodiversity loss and create more resilient landscapes in the face of increasing risk of wildfire, flood and drought. The Framework Agreement commits to advance alignment with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in full collaboration with rights holders in its implementation.