Katie Morrison, Conservation Director for Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society – Southern Alberta, is a Professional Biologist who has been working in the environmental sector for almost 20 years. She holds a B.Sc. in Environmental and Conservation Sciences from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Environmental Design from the University of Calgary. Katie has worked in Canada and Latin America for university research projects, nongovernmental organizations, and environmental consulting companies. Katie’s academic and professional experience allows her to work towards landscape conservation and healthy communities in Southern Alberta. Katie spends her free time gardening, fishing, travelling and exploring wild places with her dog.

 

Presentation

Conservation Doesn’t Just Happen: Protecting our Lands & Waters through Political Engagement

In 2010, Canada committed to achieving targets under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity to protect at least 17% of lands and 10% of oceans by 2020. Alberta has assisted in spearheading efforts nationally through the federal Pathway to Target One process and has shown leadership in important areas. But conservation doesn’t just happen without support from citizens. With increasing controversy over creation of parks and protected areas in the province, we all need to be involved in supporting and advocating for protection of our lands at waters. This session will walk through Alberta’s progress towards new protected areas and how you can get involved.

 

Look for this presentation in the Friday Afternoon program at 1:00 pm. If you haven’t already, get your tickets to the 2019 Environmental Gathering!

 

Explore this environmental solution through the lens of these United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

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