First Nations of the north Pacific coast celebrate milestone for coastal conservation and community development

By Nanwakolas Council
Cision Newswire
June 25, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

VANCOUVER, BC – Coastal First Nations – Great Bear Initiative, Na̲nwak̲olas Council, and Coast Funds, along with the federal and provincial governments and philanthropic investors, are celebrating the closing of the Great Bear Sea Project Finance for Permanence (PFP) initiative. The Great Bear Sea PFP, led by 17 participating First Nations, launches a new era of collaborative governance in marine conservation and stewardship. A total of $335 million for the PFP —$200 million from the Government of Canada, $60 million from the Province of BC, and $75 million from philanthropic investors — ensures our communities will now have access to durable, long-term funding to care for our marine territories and support sustainable economic development on the coast.

Additional coverage in the Vancouver Sun, by Canadian Press Brieanna Charlebois: First Nations, Ottawa, B.C. announce $335 million for protection off Great Bear coast

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