How $335 million and a Wall Street-inspired funding model have raised hopes for the conservation of the Great Bear Sea

The new conservation initiative uses a project finance for permanence model—an Indigenous-led approach garnering increased use globally.

Why It Matters

Much environmental conservation focuses on preserving land piece by piece. A new model focuses on increasing the long-term resilience of an entire region by funding it up-front.

It's a decades-in-the-making vision for conservation—one where coastal First Nations will co-govern management of the Great Bear Sea in true partnership with settler governments. 

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