Videos: The Guardians of the Emerald Edge

The Nature Conservancy’s project in the Emerald Edge is focused on the indigenous people and the local communities who call this place home. 

In May 2016, Ahousaht First Nations started a new guardianship program. It will expand the reach of the Coastal Guardians and ensure that the land’s original inhabitants remain its primary caretakers.

With the support of The Nature Conservancy, the Ahousaht community is conserving the Emerald Edge landscape. This partnership hopes to preserve the beauty of the land for future generations.

Watch the videos below to see how these First Nations are conserving this special landscape:

First Nations communities are diversifying their economies from natural resources, with conservation at the heart of their efforts.
"Our connection and our relationship is with this land here. All our songs and dances and ceremonies had been conceived in these forests by our grandfathers and our grandmothers."
A community-led approach provides sustainable economic opportunities for First Nations along with lasting conservation, for a future in which people and nature thrive.