Report Confirms Indigenous Peoples Can Help Canada Meet International Conservation Goals

Indigenous governments across the country are working to create protected areas that will sustain animals, plants, waters and lands for future generations. Our nations have enduring relationships with these places and caring for them helps us honour our cultural responsibility to the land. A new report confirms this Indigenous-led conservation…...

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How Indigenous Peoples Are Changing the Way Canada Thinks About Conservation

From the historic agreement that created the Great Bear Rainforest to B.C.’s Dasiqox Tribal Park to uniquely co-managed forest resources in Labrador, Indigenous-led conservation efforts are transforming the way Canadians understand and practice conservation. Far from the colonial idea of preserving natural landscapes from human incursion, Indigenous land use plans put sustainable human-nature…...

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Ottawa’s conservation plan puts Indigenous people in charge of protecting land

The federal government will ask Indigenous people to take on the job of protecting vast regions of Canadian wilderness after this week’s budget promised “historic” investments in nature conservation. Environmentalists, who praise Ottawa’s decision to spend more than a billion dollars to meet the country’s international biodiversity targets, say the…...

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Whales, wings and wetlands, oh my: Feds boost conservation funding in budget

The call of the wild is echoing through Tuesday’s federal budget, which some environmental groups are calling a “game changer” for nature conservation across Canada. The Liberals have earmarked $1.3 billion over five years to expand protected areas and help endangered and threatened species — a move that reflects its…...

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From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, here’s the buzz on Budget 2018

Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled a brand new federal budget on Tuesday, one he believes will tackle inequality in Canada, “double down” on investments for the middle class, and in general, “put people first.” Budget 2018, Equality + Growth: A Strong Middle Class, was presented in the House of Commons around…...

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Federal Budget Panel (Audio)

Empowering women, closing the indigenous gap and tackling environmental threats are just some of the areas tackled in this years Federal budget. (ILI’s Valerie Courtois speaks at 06:20)...

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RELEASE: Budget 2018 proposes $1.3 billion for conservation; points to importance of Indigenous partnerships in reaching conservation goals

The Government of Canada has made a major investment in protecting Canada’s natural riches for future generations. The 2018 federal budget includes a historic $1.3 billion allocation to meet Canada’s international commitment to protect 17 per cent of its lands and 10 percent of waters by 2020 and points to the…...

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Indigenous Conservation in Action

Indigenous governments are caring for the land across the country. Many have embraced land use planning as a tool for determining what lands they want to protect and where they will allow development. Indigenous land use plans have already resulted in the creation of national parks, tribal parks and wildlife…...

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BACKGROUNDER: Indigenous Conservation is Central to Achieving Canada’s International Conservation Commitment

Across the country, Indigenous governments are protecting ancient forests and clean waters. Indigenous Peoples have cared for these places for millennia, and now many Nations are developing innovative tools and models to conserve the land for future generations....

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Environmental groups pinning hopes on major spending for conservation in budget

Environmental and conservation groups are convinced that there will be a significant amount of money — up to $1.4 billion dollars — in next week's federal budget for conservation. They say all signs point to a growing political commitment to meeting Canada's international goal of protecting 17 per cent of…...

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