Maria, Edmonton: Activity 3

Environment   Oct 26, 2019 by Maria Castaneda

GOAL D

BY 2020, CANADIANS ARE INFORMED ABOUT THE VALUE OF NATURE AND MORE ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN ITS STEWARDSHIP

This goal is interconnected with the other three goals indicated as it relies on the success of the goals regarding the reduction of wastes that could have cumulative effects on Canada's biodiversity, the improvement of biodiversity information offered to Canadians and more.

If one of the 2020 Biodiversity Goals are achieved, we will then be able to complete other goals. For example, if Goal C is achieved, which is to increase relevant information about biodiversity, Canadians are then able to participate in activities that will help preserve and improve the the biodiversity of Canada. 

Yes, there are sub-categories for each main goal listed. Goal D has targets 18 and 19 listed under it. The goal of Target 18 is to  integrate biodiversity into the elementary and secondary school curriculum by 2020. While Target 19 is to increase the number of who would Canadians get out into nature and participate in biodiversity conservation activities. If these two targets are achieved, more of the future generations of Canadians will be educated on the importance of biodiversity which will then lead to career paths that involve the nature that they might want to purse.

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Nicole Lam
Oct 28, 2019

Public participation really plays an essential role for biodiversity conservation so target 19 is one of the direction that Ocean Wise is focusing on.  We have citizen science projects such as shoreline cleanup across Canada and health monitoring in Howe Sound near Vancouver. I personally use the app iNaturalist and Seek frequently to help scientists study the  range of different species.  Follow up question for you: Are there any biodiversity conservation activities near your community that you could join? How could we get more people involved?

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