Coastal First Nations have been practicing ‘eco-system-based management’ of the land and sea for countless generations.
For more than 10,000 years, our traditional resource management practices have sustained some of the richest cultures and societies on the planet.
Respect for the land, sea, spirit world and all livings things is at the heart of our interactions with nature.
We know that:
- Everything depends on everything else.
- The well-being of our communities is intricately tied to the well-being of the land and sea.
Only in recent decades has this traditional approach become described in scientific terms as ecosystem-based management (EBM).