The first target of Canada's Biodiversity Strategy is to protect 17% of land and freshwater and 10% of coastal and marine areas by 2020. With only 10.6% of land and freshwater currently protected, we have a big opportunity to push for the protection of freshwater ecosystems in Canada over the next two years.
At this Fresh Ideas webinar, guest speakers Stephen Hazell of Nature Canada and Eli Enns of the Indigenous Circle of Experts shared insights about Target 1 and how the freshwater community can get involved in protecting our life-giving waters.
Watch the webinar below.
If you are interested in starting a campaign to include your watershed as a Protected Area under Target 1, e-mail our Project Director, Lindsay Telfer.
Click here to see the documents from the Indigenous Circle of Experts to which Eli alludes in the webinar.