As a basic, the province must have a comprehensive approach to watershed management through flood mapping, mitigation and hazard planning and protection, including services such as wetland protection, climate change adaptation and resilience, biodiversity health and land use planning. In other words, we must be beefing up our public safety and environmental protection efforts, rather than gutting and streamlining key policy and legislation, as well as funding for our regulators.
Reversing wetland loss means more than stopping the loss. It means turning things around to achieve net gain of wetland area and function. It will require prioritizing the protection and enhancement of existing wetlands, as well as adopting an effective plan to ensure that wetland…
Sustainable management of natural resources such as forests, soils, water, wetlands and fisheries are at the heart of conservation, and these resources are the building blocks for green cities, energy production, agriculture, water supply and sanitation systems. Relatively stable ecosystems and species dynamics are indicative of sustainable resource use, and conservation science has been broadening this knowledge to buffer ecosystems and species from negative climate change impacts.