Aboriginal Community

Indigenous Peoples (Finally) Have Equal Voice in Canada’s Conservation Efforts

Something very special is happening in Canada in the area of conservation – the convergence of indigenous stewardship and reconciliation. The indigenous peoples have taken a seat at the table with an equal voice to protect cultures intricately entwined with nature.
— By Donna Chan

In Canada, discussions concerning conservation always include reference to Target 1, found in “The 2020 Biodiversity Goals and Targets for Canada.” Target 1 says, “By 2020, at least 17 percent of terrestrial areas and inland water, and 10 percent of marine and coastal areas of Canada are conserved through networks of protected areas and other effective area-based measures.”Login to get full access to the Premium Articles.