Learn about biodiversity conservation

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Interested in learning about biodiversity conservation in Canada? Join the final discussion from the Biodiversity Conversation series on Professor Ann Dale's e-dialogue platform, Changing the Conversation.

Monday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PST (1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST)

Moderated by Professor Ann Dale (co-chair of Women for Nature) and in partnership with Nature Canada’s Women for Nature initiative, this real-time virtual conversation series has brought together more than 50 female researchers, practitioners and civil society leaders from diverse sectors across Canada. Designed to stimulate ideas, dialogue and local actions, their conversations have explored a variety of ideas and topics:

  • the nature of biodiversity conservation;
  • the critical relationship between human well-being and biodiversity;
  • biodiversity loss in Canada;
  • local to global governance systems essential to protecting critical habitats and migratory paths;
  • drivers and barriers to the national, regional and local resolution of biodiversity conservation.

Never has the protection of biodiversity been more important as the 2016 Living Planet Report revealed that 67% of wild animals will disappear by 2020. Furthermore, the Canadian government recently made an international pledge to conserve at least 17% of our lands and inland waters by 2020. Given this step forward, these conversations are even more timely as we have an opportunity to mobilize around this critical issue and explore how to continue to protect our ecosystems and significantly expand our protected areas.

The final conversation, Where do we go from here, will bring forward recommendations from the previous three to develop more concrete, on-the-ground recommendations. Following its completion, an action agenda sharing ideas from the e-panelists and e-audiences will be released in September 2018 for Canadian decision-makers in all sectors. Imagine if we design with biodiversity in mind, the possibilities that would open up. 

Learn about the e-panelists. Join the conversation.

If you’re interested in learning more about biodiversity conservation, visit our curated resource library for a variety of articles, reports, art projects, videos and more!