Howe Sound becomes Canada’s newest UNESCO biosphere region

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the tl ‘kThe a7tsem / Howe Sound region is known for its indigenous culture, biodiversity and special geography and has been designated a biosphere region by UNESCO.

According to International Coordinating Council for the Man and Biosphere Program, jurisdictions around the world address the profound effects of habitat loss and climate change.

It says the Átl ‘ka7tsem / Howe Sound Biosphere Region (AHSBR) is an international showcase for how regional coordination can create a place for people and nature to thrive.

“My hope is that all the communities in Átl ‘ka7tsem together to make effective decisions, but also to help people get into the countryside. Building this connection with the territory and the land will help people to better respect and respect the environment, but also the life that lives in them, ”says Joyce Williams, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw Councilor and Co-Chair of Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative Society Planke.

“Átl ‘kA7tsem is really about beauty and hope, as well as sustainable development. “

This biosphere region, which lies on the territory of the coastal Salish, covers 218,723 hectares and is designated as a model region for scientific research, place-based learning and educational programs for young people and adults.


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