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Dear Paov,

Wildlife, forests, and other ecosystems across British Columbia are under threat from multiple forms of human development.

These past few weeks, we have been calling on all West Coast supporters to take action in support of our efforts to establish a new law that will chart a path for protecting biodiversity and ecosystem health. Today – on #GivingTuesday – we need your help to do it.

We are so grateful for your interest in our work, and today, we are asking you to please take your support of West Coast Environmental Law to the next level. Please consider making a small gift today that can support this new law. A donation of any size will help!
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Unlike our current fragmented patchwork of laws aimed at enabling resource development, new biodiversity legislation should focus on restoring healthy relationships between humans and the natural world, grounded in recognition and respect for the inherent jurisdiction of Indigenous peoples.

On this #GivingTuesday, your donation can help us advance this important initiative, which was a key recommendation put forward by the province’s independent Old Growth Strategic Review Panel – and which the BC government has committed to implement.

With your donation today, West Coast lawyers, including myself, can work to shape new provincial legislation that will protect biodiversity in BC, remove legal barriers to nature conservation across a range of existing provincial laws and uphold the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
DONATE NOW This new biodiversity law is a crucial opportunity to create healthier relationships between humans and the environment in BC. A donation of any size counts – the future of biodiversity in BC is depending on you!


Sincerely,

Gavin Smith
Staff Lawyer at West Coast Environmental Law

P.S. Did you know that there are many tax advantages if you donate securities? Contact us by replying to this email and we'll get back to you with more information!

We recognize that our readers are diverse and have unique experiences. Due to the impacts of systemic racism and colonialism, or a variety of other factors affecting financial well-being, some readers may not be able or inclined to make a monetary gift. We welcome your ongoing support and engagement with West Coast in whatever form you choose.

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