British Columbia has approved the request of three First Nations who want old-growth logging deferred for two years in their territories, including at the site of ongoing protests and arrests.
Premier John Horgan says the province has taken a transformative step in respecting the nations’ land-management rights as part of its commitment to align policies with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The move is also in line with the government’s adoption last year of recommendations of an independent panel, starting with the deferral of logging in nearly 200,000 hectares of old-growth forests.
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