NANWAKOLAS GUARDIAN GATHERING VIDEO VIDEO - Guardian Gatherings: Cultural Connection, Learning, Sharing, Professionalism- And Togetherness
In the Kwak̓wala language, “ǥa̱lǥa̱poła” means “standing together,” or “lifting each other up.” Twice each year, that’s exactly what the Guardians of the six Nanwakolas Council member First Nations of the Ha-ma-yas Stewardship Network do when they gather to learn about each other’s work, challenges, and successes over the past season, and – most importantly of all – to reconnect with each other.
Ocean Networks Canada is looking for Youth Science Ambassadors in select MaPP Partner communities. Posted until positions filled.
The Coastal Stewardship Network is looking for another Training Coordinator to join their team (details). Deadline to apply is February 28, 2023.
For Council of the Haida Nation, clickhere. Currently seeking a Marine Shipping Analyst and a Marine Shipping Project Manager.
Gitga'at Oceans and Lands Department is seeking a Regulatory Engagement Coordinator (details). The postings remains open until the position is filled.
2023 Community Excellence Awards
Applications are now being accepted for UBCM’s 2023 Community Excellence Awards. The awards recognize and celebrate UBCM members that have implemented projects or programs that demonstrate excellence in meeting the purposes of local government in B.C. The application deadline is May 19, 2023.
The awards are open to all local government and First Nation UBCM members. Applicants are limited to one application per category.
Members are limited to one application per category. The categories for 2023 are:
Excellence in Governance
Excellence in Service Delivery
Excellence in Asset Management
Excellence in Sustainability
Awards will be presented during UBCM’s 2023 Convention. All delegates are invited to attend the awards event.
Collaborative action & bold leadership can shift our trajectory towards a nature-positive world by 2030, for the benefit of nature & people.
Our newest Impact Report shares how our team & partners have helped make a difference in this decade of action: https://nature.ly/3Z84wi7
IMPAC 5 Canadahttps://nature.ly/3Z84wi7
During #IMPAC5, the Government of #Canada and partners announced several important initiatives to help advance the health and protection of our ocean. The announcements included the following:
Release of details on the 2023 Protection Standards for Marine Protected Areas and key areas Canada intends on pursuing for marine protection
Progress to protect a large ecologically unique ocean area off the Pacific West Coast
Announcing $69.5 million in funding to protect and restore ocean ecosystems in developing countries
Investments in world-class ocean monitoring system to enhance Canada’s ocean protection
Establishing the first marine refuge within the Northern Shelf Bioregion
Endorsement among Marine Protected Area Network partners to protect British Columbia’s North Coast
Advancements towards creating 10 new national marine conservation areas with new policy direction
Release of Canada’s position on seabed mining
Find links for all these announcements in our latest news update: http://ow.ly/q69450MVjLV
UN Ocean Decade
[OCEAN DECADE ANNOUNCEMENT]
We’re thrilled to announce the official launch of the #OceanDecade Corporate Data Group.
Through collaboration with the private sector, this group will help with sharing access to ocean #data, information, #knowledge, innovating in technology, supporting #ocean science for sustainable development.
Stay tuned to our channels in the coming days to discover more about all the companies that have joined this exciting new group!
Read more https://bit.ly/3Isq2s0
8 things to know about the National Indigenous Guardians Network in Canada
Indigenous Guardians serve as the 'eyes and ears' on traditional territories
Guardians are trained experts who manage protected areas, restore animals and plants, create land and water-use plans, and monitor development
120+ Guardians Programs exist across Canada – 5 years ago there were only 30
Indigenous Guardians called for a national network to be established and supported with stable funding back in 2014
The launch of the National Guardians Network was officially announced during #COP15 by the Indigenous Leadership Initiative and the federal government
The network will connect Guardians Programs across Canada to enable knowledge and skill sharing
The network will encourage nation-to-nation partnerships while recognizing the autonomy and self-determination of individual communities
While the network is new, Indigenous Peoples have been stewards of these lands and waters since time immemorial
Interested in learning more about Indigenous-led conservation initiatives in BC? Join our webinar on February 21 at 11AM to hear from an incredible panel of Indigenous leaders and policy experts.
Register for free: cpawsbc.org/natureCOP
Aerial view over Dene K'éh Kusān, by Adam Combs
More on Indigenous Guardians: ilinationhood.ca/guardians West Coast Environmental Law
Right now, BC government is inviting public input on their Intentions Paper to make a BC Coastal Marine Strategy a reality. This is our opportunity to make sure that it's as effective as it can be for coastal communities, ecosystems, and economies that rely on a healthy and thriving BC coast!
We break down what's in the Paper, concerns to address, and how to participate by April 14th and make your voice heard #BlueprintfortheCoast The coast is clear for a BC Coastal Marine Strategy (Blueprint for the Coast) West Coast Environmental Law
The West Coast Marine team is happy to celebrate key commitments made at IMPAC 5 Canada that will lead to stronger ocean protection, in Canada and beyond!
Issues that West Coast has been working on and supporting for years – new marine and Indigenous protected and conserved areas, a pathway towards protecting 25% of the ocean by 2025, minimum standards for quality protection within marine protected areas, and so much more – made significant progress towards securing a healthier future for ocean ecosystems and wildlife.
Read about eight positive marine protection developments that demonstrate the impact of #IMPAC5 below. The impact of IMPAC5: Global ocean forum sparks progress on marine protection in Canada (WCEL)
Pacific Salmon Foundation
Did you know the first winter spent in the ocean plays a critical role in salmon survival? Scientists are working to learn more!
Pacific Salmon Foundation and British Columbia Conservation Foundation, with support from British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund, launched the Bottlenecks to Survival program in 2020 to investigate the critical mortality periods faced by Chinook, coho, and steelhead salmon during their freshwater and early marine life. Winter weather doesn’t stop researchers from getting out on the water to study the winter ecology of juvenile Chinook salmon, including habitat, diet, and health. Find out more about this first-of-its-kind study by reading the full article below. FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND WINTER ECOLOGY STUDY PROVIDES IMPORTANT CLUES TO SALMON MYSTERY (PSF)