Meet members of the Nature Canada team and join us as we discuss a range of topics, from the importance of parks, to inclusivity in the outdoors, to why the Canadian government must put nature at the heart of our country’s pandemic recovery plan. It’s one way for nature lovers to stay connected while we’re physically apart!
Topic: Pets and Biodiversity Loss—What’s the Connection?
Description: We love our pets and yet we face an alarming decline in species worldwide. What’s the connection? In his new book, Unnatural Companions: Rethinking Our Love of Pets in an Age of Wildlife Extinction, science journalist and dog owner Peter Christie takes readers on a global journey to explore how the pet industry is driving the extinction crisis—and what pet owners can do about it. Peter will be in conversation with Ted Cheskey, Nature Canada’s Naturalist Director.
Monday June 8, 2020
Topic: Protecting Canada’s Oceans
Description: June 8 was World Oceans Day! Gauri Sreenivasan, Nature Canada’s Director of Policy and Campaigns, was joined by the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, to discuss the importance of Canada’s oceans. Topics covered include Canada’s goals and targets for ocean protection, why conserving ocean biodiversity matters, and what policies support ocean health, strong coastal communities, and a sustainable Blue Economy.
Topic: Mapping Points of Hope for Canadian Conservation
Description: Nature Canada Executive Director Graham Saul was joined by Niall O’Dea, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister for the Canadian Wildlife Service, to mark World Environment Day. This session offered an exciting update on the federal government’s Challenge Fund Map and commitment to set aside 25 percent of Canadian land and ocean by 2025 and 30 percent by 2030.
Wednesday May 27, 2020
Topic: Canada Reopens Parks
Guest(s): Andrew Campbell, Senior Vice-President Operations with Parks Canada
Description: Canada’s national parks slowly began to reopen as of June 1—but what does that mean for nature-lovers and the summer? We walk through what you can and cannot do in Parks Canada places. We will discussed the important role national parks, migratory bird sanctuaries, and national wildlife areas play in Canada’s recovery. This session was moderated by Gauri Sreenivasan, Nature Canada’s Director of Policy and Campaigns.
Wednesday May 13, 2020
Topic: Nature’s role in the recovery
Description: Graham Saul, Nature Canada’s executive director, talks about why the Canadian government should put nature at the heart of Canada’s economic and social recovery. Hear some details about how they can actually do that.