'It's a gift of geography that a place so wild still remains right next door to the huge metropolitan area of Vancouver. But lately I've begun to wonder just how long our good luck will last," narrates local fimmaker Bob Turner in his latest short film, "A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve for Atl'ka7tsem-Howe Sound."
"The pressures from nearby Vancouver are showing everywhere," narrates Turner. "We are deep into a global climate crisis. And the world's oceans are changing."
"How will our community of Atl'ka7tsem-Howe Sound, spread out as it is around this coastal inlet, come together to care for this so remarkable place?"
Turner sees designating the sound as a UNESCO biosphere reserve as a way forward.
"Biospheres are not parks, nor do the bring new regulations," says Turner in the video. "Instead they are a way the United Nations fosters sustainable communities, by recognizing the best of them as biosphere regions."