The tl ‘kThe a7tsem / Howe Sound area is known for its indigenous culture, biodiversity and distinct geography and has been named a UNESCO Biosphere Region.
According to International Coordinating Council for the Man and the Biosphere Program, jurisdictions around the world face the profound impacts of habitat loss and climate change.
He says the tl ‘kThe a7tsem / Howe Sound Biosphere Region (AHSBR) is an international showcase on how regional coordination can create a place where humanity and nature can thrive.
“My hope is that it will effectively bring all communities to Átl ‘ka7tsem together for effective decision making but also to help people get out on Earth. Building this connection with the land and the land will help people to better honor and respect the environment, but also the life that lives in that environment, ”said Joyce Williams, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw Councilor and Howe Sound Biosphere Region Co-Chair Initiative Society. Plank.
“Átl ‘ka7tsem is truly about beauty and hope, as much as it is about sustainability.
This region of the biosphere, located in the territories of the Coast Salish people, covers 218,723 hectares and is called a model region for scientific research, local learning, and educational programs for youth and adults.