EBM means having fully functional and intact ecosystems while ensuring residents can continue to work and make a living in the area.
People along the coast depend on healthy ecosystems, both on land and in the ocean, for their livelihoods as well as for recreation and cultural activities.
Managing ecosystems, sustaining communities & encouraging consumers to make choices that benefit the environment.
The economies of the north coast and central coast communities are becoming more diversified, with a focus on tourism and other sectors.
Integrating social and economic considerations into eco-system-based management includes many components.
The collaboration among First Nations, the Government of B.C., environmental groups and forest companies has resulted in protecting 85% of the area’s forests.
One third of the Great Bear Rainforest is fully protected in parks and conservation areas with about 9% of the total area (about 15% of forested area) available for timber harvesting.
Connections between the land, the sea and the people are valued, studied and routinely monitored in B.C.
The North Coast and Central Coast regions of B.C. are unique because of the highly diverse plant, animal, and marine life and the equally diverse geography and climate.
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The Great Bear Rainforest has become a popular destination for travelers seeking first-hand views of the region’s stunning landscapes, waterways and array of wildlife.
Learn about the rich diversity of marine life, mammals, birds, plants and trees that make B.C's Great Bear Rainforest their home and contribute to the natural beauty of the region.