Environment Canada"s protected areas network
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Published by Canadian Wildlife Service in Ottawa, Ont .
Written in English


  • Protected areas -- Canada.

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Statementtext S.P. Burns and C.L. Warren.
SeriesHinterland who"s who
ContributionsWarren, C. L., Canadian Wildlife Service.
The Physical Object
Pagination[6] p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22159587M
ISBN 100662342526

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Protected lands and waters are legally established areas set aside to conserve nature and cultural values. British Columbia's network of protected lands and waters contribute to the global and Canadian targets to set aside, by , at least 17% of terrestrial areas and inland water and 10% of coastal and marine areas through networks of protected areas and other effective area-based. Marine conservation targets, bioregions and protected areas, network planning, oceans management, World Oceans Day. Projects and impact assessments Understand impact assessments of projects such as mines or pipelines. Conserved areas include protected areas, as well as areas conserved with other measures (areas that do not meet the formal definition of protected area but are managed in a way that biodiversity is conserved).Both protected areas and areas conserved with other measures contribute to Canada's conservation network. Conserved areas are lands and waters where use is limited. Likewise, a protected area or an entire network of protected areas may lie within a larger geographic zone that is recognised as a terrestrial or marine ecoregions (see, Global ), or a crisis ecoregions for example. As a result, Protected Areas can encompass a broad range of governance types.

The Canadian Wildlife Service, a division of Environment Canada, manages the National Wildlife Areas, Marine Wildlife Areas, and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries for the protection of wildlife. A National Wildlife Area protects any land or marine environment within the Canadian territorial waters, that is, extending up to 12 nautical miles (22 km) away from a coast per the United Nations Convention on . COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.   Canada’s network of protected areas provide a natural solution for climate change by conserving biodiversity, protecting ecosystem services, connecting landscapes, capturing and storing carbon, building knowledge and understanding and inspiring people. By protecting our lands and oceans, we help fight and mitigate the effects of climate change. The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the most comprehensive global database on terrestrial and marine protected areas. It is a joint project between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), managed by UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC).