Dr. Saxe will be talking about the commitment Canada has made to the Convention on Biological Diversity, a major international treaty to protect at least 10% of its marine and coastal areas and 17% of its land by 2020. In her Good Choices, Bad Choices, the 2017 Environmental Protection Report, Dr. Saxe points out that only 10.7% of Ontario is currently protected, yet the province does not have a plan to meet the 17%target.
A recent survey of 2,000 Canadians found that 80% of us are worried that accessible natural areas will not be there for future generations and that 87% of us feel happier, healthier and more productive when
connected to nature. We also know that shared access to nature is becoming more difficult.
Dr. Saxe says that Ontario must undertake a frank assessment of the current status of the protected
areas system, identify key opportunities for expansion, and make a clear public commitment to
achieving, and eventually exceeding, the conservation target.
Join us for the conversation with Dr. Dianne Saxe:
November 15, 2018 | 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School Auditorium, Peterborough
Please register at the top of this page.
Open to the Public – No Cost for Admission. For more info visit www.kawarthalandtrust.org
This event is brought to you jointly by Kawartha Land Trust and Trent University.