Rising Together: Collaborating to Protect Nature in the Carolinian Zone | Carolinian Canada

Rising Together: Collaborating to Protect Nature in the Carolinian Zone

Big Picture Protected Areas Initiative – Workshop 1
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
NOTICE: Date/Venue Change

Due to an unforeseen emergency, the Protected Areas workshop scheduled for October 26, 2018 will be moved to November 27 and hosted by Chippewas of the Thames First Nation.

Hosted by Chippewas of the Thames First Nation
In partnership with Carolinian Canada, Ontario Nature, Thames Talbot Land Trust, Long Point Basin Land Trust

Friday, November 27, 2018
9:00am - 4:30pm
320 Chippewa Road, Muncey, Ontario
Chippewas of the Thames Community Centre
registration fee: $50.00

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Subsidies available

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This fall, you are invited to join a critical conversation about protecting our unique nature in the Carolinian Zone, together.

In the Carolinian Zone of Ontario, nature and wildlife are on the decline. This Zone is our most biologically diverse, populated and productive region. Local nature protects healthy air, soil and drinking water for 11 million people.

Yet today, public and private parks and protected areas cover a mere 2.5% of the region while 85% of the landscape has been cleared of natural cover. The good news is that there are thousands of people and groups protecting nature in creative ways in harmony with diverse ways of managing land. Can we find a balance for a green future? Join the conversation to develop a collaborative Carolinian Zone Protected Areas Strategy with public, private and indigenous partners.

Join the conversation to develop a collaborative Carolinian Zone Protected Areas Strategy with public, private and indigenous partners.

Respect. Share perspectives. Learn together. Create a new way forward.

We will Explore:

  • Shared values, vision, goals for nature protection
    • Indigenous perspectives on land protection and healthy landscapes
    • Global, national, provincial and local protected area approaches
    • The Big Picture: Reversing the trend of habitat loss in the Carolinian Zone
  • Appropriate conservation targets for a healthy Carolinian Zone: What do we need to conserve and enhance?
  • Opportunities and challenges for a Protected Areas strategy
  • Case study: Assessing a candidate protected area
  • Inclusive and transparent process for moving forward in the spirit and practice of reconciliation.

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This workshop is part of a series presented by the Big Picture Protected Areas Task Force to collaborate with you:

Explore more about the Big Picture Protected Areas Initiative

*Coming Soon

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The Big Picture Protected Areas Initiative brings together public, private and indigenous partners to explore innovative solutions in a respectful, collaborative space. Join the conversation to save healthy, resilient landscapes for thriving communities. We are growing a green future, together.

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