2017 INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE WORKSHOP OF THE CANADIAN COUNCIL ON ECOLOGICAL AREAS
Conservation Reporting, Key Biodiversity Areas and Ecosystem Services
November 7-10, 2017 | Hotel Palace Royal | Québec City, Québec, Canada
The International Science Workshop: Reporting on Conservation – Key Biodiversity Areas and Ecosystem Services to be held from November 7 – 10 in Québec City, Canada, will be a unique opportunity for scientists and other experts to establish a common understanding of some major conservation issues for the implementation of Aichi Target 11, under the Convention on Biological Diversity.
The expected outcomes of the workshop will be:
1. To establish a consensus on improving and expanding the capability of the Conservation Areas Reporting and Tracking System database (CARTS), to measure, track and report on all Canadian protected area, as well as OECMs (Other Effective Conservation Measures) and natural conservation areas from all governance types;
2. To achieve better understanding of the Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) Standard and its potential applications, particularly for protected areas, and develop a plan for a national coordination body to complete the KBA identification in Canada; and,
3. To discuss and test approaches for assessing the ecosystem service values of KBAs in Canada, as part of determining and promoting their values for KBAs as well as protected and conserved areas.
The Workshop will bring together international and Canadian scientists, Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial protected area and conservation agencies, experts in Aboriginal and community land-use planning, national and international non-governmental conservation experts and land stewardship experts.
Workshop sessions on November 8-10 are opened to the concerned community (registration required) however, the workshops on the CARTS database on November 7 are by invitation only (registration required as well).
The Workshop is sponsored by the Government of Canada and The Science for Nature and People Partnership (https://snappartnership.net/about-us/). The Workshop is hosted by the Canadian Council on Ecological Areas (CCEA), in collaboration with the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) working group on KBAs and Ecosystem Services, with Members from IUCNs Task Force on Biodiversity and Protected Areas and Members from the KBA Partnership.
Please note that the CCEA will hold its Annual General Meeting on November 6th in the afternoon.