MEDIA ADVISORY: British Columbia First Nations call for action toward Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas

by | Sep 3, 2021

Representatives from Indigenous groups in British Columbia, Canada will be speaking at the IUCN World Conservation Congress to advance globally significant Indigenous Protected Areas and share a lack of support from provincial government

September 3, 2021 – Indigenous People in British Columbia, Canada are working hard to develop solutions to the global climate crisis, biodiversity crisis and to advance equity for indigenous peoples.  We want to bring global attention to some of the Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCA’s) proposed by First Nations in British Columbia.  These IPCA’s are consistent with the Canadian commitments to protect 30% of the Canadian terrestrial territory by 2030, however support from the sub-national government has not been manifesting 

The press conference will be held at the IUCN World Conservation Congress with an international audience. This is the first hybrid in-person and virtual environmental event since the pandemic began, the Congress will drive action on nature-based recovery, climate change and biodiversity for decades to come.

These IPCA’s have global significance and the world should be aware of the lack of provincial government support for Indigenous-led conservation in British Columbia, home to old growth forests, the iconic species of mountain caribou, and some of the most diverse biodiversity in Canada.

Press Conference Details:

Sunday, September 5, 2021

5:45pm Marseilles, France at the IUCN (GMT +2) | 8:45am Pacific Daylight Time (GMT-7)

Live On-Site: H9 – B 11 Press Conference Room – Callelongue

Livestreamed Online:

For further comment or to arrange interviews after the press conference contact:

Gwen Bridge

Gwen Bridge Consulting Ltd.

[email protected]