Landmark Report urges BC to conserve at least 50% of its land base as part of expanded climate change strategy.
Top international scientist and environmental thinkers are urging the provincial government to consider nature conservation into the provincial climate action strategy.
From the article:
Senior ecologist Dr. Jim Pojar said, “A minimum conservation target of 50% is what’s necessary to give our plants and animals a fighting chance to adapt, while also keeping and drawing more carbon out of the atmosphere so that over time we can slow and reduce climate change.”
The Stewardship Pledge
The Stewardship pledge is a voluntary commitment of landholders to:
1.Conserve the natural elements in the area and be sensitive to the wildlife (both plants and animals) that live there.
2. Keep to a minimum any disturbance to the natural features and seek conservation assistance, if required.
3. Encourage a diversity of native plants and animals, especially those that are rare and threatened, where possible.