How Indigenous Guardians are on the Frontline of Conservation
Before considered a profession, the act of patrolling and conservation was a longstanding tradition in many indigenous cultures. With an increasing concern of climate change and biodiversity protection, Indigenous-led conservation may be key. The Narwhal shares how Indigenous guardians are protecting the land and sea along the British Columbia coast.
They’re not alone in their work. Up and down the coast, from the southern end of Vancouver Island all the way to Alaska, First Nations guardians are making their mark on their respective nations’ traditional territories. The idea has spread inland and across Canada, with guardians working in every province and territory in different ways. They’ve become intrinsic to national parks, resource projects, land restoration and much more.
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