Now is the Time for Indigenous-led Conservation
Canada has pledged to protect at least 17% of land by 2020. It also made an investment of $1.3 billion in nature conservation in the 2018 federal budget. This support will help Canada honour its international commitments to sustain biodiversity.
Many Indigenous Nations across the Boreal Forest are already planning and creating new protected areas. By partnering with Indigenous Peoples on land use planning and management, Canada can meet its targets and become a global leader in conservation.
Check out this interview with the Indigenous Leadership Initiative's Valérie Courtois