61,526 STAND UP FOR JUMBO WILD

On March 13th, Wildsight presented a petition calling for permanent protection of Jumbo, with 61,526 signatures from around the world, to the transboundary Ktunaxa Nation in support of their Qat’muk Declaration at a ceremony in a packed venue at the Ktunaxa Nation offices, with more than 100 in attendance.

(Wildsight – Release) – The petition was launched from a partnership between Wildsight and Patagonia, with the feature-length film Jumbo Wild that inspired tens of thousands around the world to stand up for the remote wilderness, critical grizzly bear connectivity habitat and Ktunaxa spiritual values of the Jumbo Valley.

The very next day, the petition was presented to the government in the BC Legislature by longtime Jumbo Wild supporters Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald and Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall.

“It isn’t just wolverines and bears that need wilderness; humans need wilderness too,” said Robyn Duncan, Wildsight Executive Director and Jumbo campaign lead, in Cranbrook “and that’s what the Jumbo Glacier Resort threatens: one of the last significant pieces of wilderness in southern BC.”

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