In partnership with Carolinian Canada, Ontario Nature, Thames Talbot Land Trust, Long Point Basin Land Trust
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
- Private and voluntary programs
- Global, national, provincial and local protected area approaches
- The Big Picture: Reversing the trend of habitat loss in the Carolinian Zone
- Co-benefits of protection
- Appropriate conservation targets for a healthy Carolinian Zone: What do we need to conserve and enhance?
- What are the main conservation challenges and opportunities for collaborative, community-based conservation?
- Case studies: Assessing candidate protected areas
- Inclusive and transparent process for moving forward in the spirit and practice of reconciliation.
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.