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WTABC WILDERNESS PLEDGE

The WTABC has developed a Visitor Pledge to help our members communicate to guests the importance of respecting the places they will be visiting during their trip.

This pledge is free to download and share with your guests. If you have a companion piece specific to your organization let us know. This is a living document and will we continue to improve it with the ongoing feedback from WTABC members, industry partners and other stakeholders working to protect the incredible environments we operate within.

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REPORTS AND POLICY DOCUMENTS

    • Marine Protected Areas Summary Report [January 28, 2020]: During 2018 & 2019, 75 commercial recreation marine operators were surveyed to gather information pertinent to marine tourism business activities. Their insight provides an important contibuion to understanding the economic, social, cultural and environmental aspects of the plan area MPA proposals.
    • Adventure Tourism Strategy Development:  The Wilderness Tourism Association joined sixteen other Adventure Tourism organizations to develop the Adventure Tourism Strategy.  This  is a strategic plan developed to guide discussion with the province on needed changes in government policy and administration of natural resource management and land tenure in the province.
    • Salmon Farming:  The WTA aims to support efforts that increase the chances of wild salmon surviving, and to stay informed on policies surrounding salmon farming in British Columbia. The WTA supports land based closed containment farming and the movement away from open net cage ocean sites. The WTA has developed principles for government to consider in managing open net Salmon farming.
    • National Energy Board Submissions on Pipelines:  The WTA has been opposed both the Enbridge and Trans Mountain pipeline projects and made submissions to both processes. The underlaying reasons for the objection  (environmental impacts) were identical for both however they differed in terms of land based impacts.  The WTA opposed the Enbridge project due to it potential terrestrial and marine environmental impacts.  The board felt that the risk connected to this proposal were too high. The WTA conditionally opposed the Trans Mountain Pipeline because of its potential marine impacts.

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