Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada’s largest World Heritage Site, was classified as having the worst conservation outlook in all of Canada and the second worst conservation outlook of all North American World Heritage Sites as a result of risks including the Site C dam and oil sands development.
A new Sierra Club BC review showed that logging of remaining old-growth rainforest on public and private lands on Vancouver Island jumped to 10,700 hectares in 2016. This number is more than 10 per cent higher than the annual average in the 10-year period 2005–2015 and equivalent to more than 26 Stanley Parks.
Our team of environmental educators worked hard this year to provide hands-on learning opportunities to students across the province. They facilitated 251 workshops for over 5800 students at 80 schools in 21 school districts!