Pacific Maritime Ecozone

Future Steps

There are national parks (Kluane, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, and Gulf Islands National Park Reserve) whose mission is to preserve the environment, but that is not enough at the rate that the destruction is produced. The sea otter is one of the endangered species in the Pacific Maritime ecozone. Along with the fact that the forests, which recycles our output of carbon dioxide and provides us with oxygen, are being destroyed, animals are being threatened. Not only the sea otter and the northern spotted owl are endangered - several other species are, along with quite a list of threatened animals (including the Townsend's mole, marbled murrelet, and Enos Lake stickleback) and an even larger list of special concern species (including the grizzly bear, Peale's peregrine falcon, pacific great blue heron, pacific sardine, and monarch butterfly).

We propose that the government not build anything - dwellings, offices, etc. - there from now on. Crowded buildings make up a sizable portion of the city of Vancouver. This may seem harsh, but it is in the interest of both the citizens and the environment. This ecozone is located on the edge of a tectonic plate, which means that there is some chance of earthquakes occurring there. Mix that with the high concentration of buildings in the cities - especially Vancouver - and a devastating effect occurs.

Lives can be saved if the buildings were built a bit further inland where it is farther away from the edge of the plate. Citizens remaining in those cities should try to not engage in any activities that might harm the environment from now on, such as littering, using pesticides, minimize the amount of driving, etc. and the logging industries should be moved elsewhere, as there are many species in this ecozone that are already endangered, as named earlier.