Take Action: Help us establish a new BC biodiversity law

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Dear Paov,

Disappearing old-growth forests. Dwindling wildlife. Degraded ecosystems.

The accumulating impacts of human activities like logging, mining and oil and gas development have taken a serious toll on biodiversity in British Columbia. We need bold legal solutions to address these interconnected challenges in order to protect and heal the web of life that sustains us.

We have pressed the BC government to implement a key potential solution: co-developing with Indigenous peoples an overarching law that makes biodiversity and ecosystem health a priority across all sectors – from forestry to fracking, highways to hydropower.

Paov, will you take a minute to support a new BC biodiversity law? Unlike BC’s current fragmented patchwork of laws aimed at enabling resource development, this new legislation could focus on restoring healthy relationships between humans and the natural world, grounded in recognition and respect for the inherent jurisdiction of Indigenous peoples.

The good news is that the BC government was elected on a commitment that could make this vision a reality. The bad news is that it hasn’t followed through yet. That is why we’re calling on West Coast supporters like you help us establish this law.

A holistic, overarching BC biodiversity law could be a game-changer for managing the cumulative effects of industrial development – and for maintaining forest ecosystems, clean water, thriving wildlife species, and healthy communities into the future.

Let’s show our elected officials that British Columbians support this bold, forward-thinking approach. Send a letter today urging the BC government to follow through on its promise by enacting a new BC law for biodiversity.
TAKE ACTION NOW It’s time for a BC law that prioritizes the health of ecosystems and communities over private profits. With your support, we can help make this important legislation a priority for BC decision-makers.

Thank you,

Gavin Smith
Staff Lawyer at West Coast Environmental Law
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