Canadian Wildlife Federation Launches National Conservation Summit

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canadian wildlife federationA diverse range of experts from across Canada are meeting in Alberta this week to seek collaborative action for fish, wildlife, and biodiversity conservation.

The Canadian Wildlife Federation National Conservation Summit will be held in Kananaskis Nov. 28 – Dec. 1 featuring innovative perspectives from indigenous leaders, conservation organizations, academics, industry and government.

“Substantial changes in both the scale of the conservation challenge and the roles of different sectors in society calls for new thinking on wildlife, habitat and biodiversity conservation,” said Rick Bates, CEO of the Canadian Wildlife Federation. “At this unique summit, participants will share concerns, ideas and interests while being challenged and inspired by leading thinkers.”

Keynote presentations and workshops include:

* The future of conservation in Canada
* Acting locally but planning broadly
* Indigenous protected and conserved areas
* New thinking for nature

The gathering was designed to facilitate high level dialogue among key leadership in a variety of fields, with a focus on four critical steps to address key conservation challenges such as a changing climate or cumulative impacts across a landscape/seascape. The themes are:

* Thinking bigger and broader
* Making wildlife and habitat conservation relevant to Canadians
* Building new partnerships for action on conservation
* Establishing new ways of financing conservation

For more information, a list of speakers and detailed agenda visit

Release source: Canadian Wildlife Federation