This will be our last update for 2020. We look forward to sharing progress and stories about KBAs in Canada with you in the New Year. There are many reasons to hope that 2021 will offer us some relief and light, and hopefully also progress on issues that we care deeply about. In the meantime, may you all have a restful holiday to round out this challenging year.
Our most recent webinar presentation was given by Andrew Couturier (Birds Canada) on the relationship between KBAs and Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs). You can find a recording of the webinar HERE.
Save the date for the next webinar in our series:
Title: Envisioning Compatibilities between Mi’kmaq Environmental Values and KBA Criteria in Mi’kma’ki
Date and time: January 21, 2021 at 12pm ET
Description: This webinar will be co-presented by Roger Lewis, Mi’kmaq Cultural Heritage Curator at the Nova Scotia Museum, and WCS Canada/U of Guelph post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Jeffrey Wall. Roger Lewis’ research interests lie in Mi’kmaq knowledge-practices tied to land and resource use. Dr. Wall is an ethnobiologist currently working with Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership, U of Guelph and WCS Canada to develop a conceptual framework capable of envisioning win-win scenarios between First Nations environmental values and biodiversity conservation priorities from the global level. In this webinar, they will share how they are employing a cultural landscapes perspective to explore compatibilities between Mi’kmaq Peoples’ legacy of and value for environmental health in Mi’kma’ki and emerging Key Biodiversity Areas in Mi’kmaq traditional territory.
Link to join: https://bit.ly/KBAwebinar4
s always, please get in touch if you have questions or if you want to learn more.
Canada Key Biodiversity Areas Coordinator / Coordonnatrice Zones Clés pour la Biodiversité