Location: Explorer Hotel – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Dates: October 24 – 27, 2016



Dual focus of the workshop

(i) Equitably managed protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures, (ii) well-connected and integrated into wider landscapes and seascapes.

Overview of Workshop

Discussions on how Canada as a whole should track the qualitative elements of Aichi Target 11 were initiated at the Fredericton workshop and will be further developed by sub-committees. The Yellowknife workshop will focus on global state-of-the art tracking of and reporting on the remaining elements. Through presentations and discussions, the CCEA will discuss a process to measure whether protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures are:

  • equitably managed to achieve biodiversity conservation; and
  • well-connected and integrated within wider landscapes and seascapes.

The CCEA will also provide updates on progress towards determining a process to measure whether networks of protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures include areas that are:

  • of particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services;
  • ecologically representative; and
  • effectively managed to achieve biodiversity conservation.

Experts will present on the scientific basis and need for equitable management and well-connected and integrated sites to ensure the conservation of biodiversity. Jurisdictional representatives will also be asked to share how they currently look at and measure progress towards these elements. Together, workshop participants will develop science-based guidance on how Canada as a whole should track these final elements, what steps the CCEA should take to incorporate these aspects into national reporting, and the suitability of using the Conservation Areas Reporting and Tracking System (CARTS) for doing so.

The workshop will also be used to de-brief the recent and upcoming international work of the CCEA including the IUCN World Conservation Congress, 2017 Pan-Canadian Conference, the National Aichi Target 11 steering committee/working group, the global task force on the development of a definition and guidance for ‘other effective area-based conservation measures’, and national and international groups on marine protected areas network planning.  Updates will also be provided on the pilot voluntary peer-review process for case studies to be incorporated into the Canadian Guidebook for the Application and Reporting of IUCN Protected Area Categories and Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures, and the progress of the Guidebook itself.

The workshop will be a unique opportunity for conservation experts to come together and develop solutions for achieving Aichi Target 11 and Canada’s Target 1 in all respects. Workshop participants will include experts from Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial protected area and conservation agencies, international agencies, scientists, land stewardship groups, experts in Aboriginal and community land-use planning, and national non-governmental conservation organizations.


Day 1 – Welcome and Introduction – David MacKinnon
Day 1 – Pathway to Canada Target 1 – Scott Jones
Day 1 – Conservation Areas Reporting and Tracking System – Robert Helie

Day 1 – Overview CCEA Guidance for Protected Areas and OECMs – David MacKinnon
Day 1 – Counting Lands Under Private Governance in CARTS – Michael Bradstreet

Day2 – Equitable Managment Overview – Claudia Haas
Day 2 – Equitable Management Discussion Paper  – Nathan Deutsch (Equitable Management Discussion Paper – Nathan Deutsch)
Day 2 – Case Study Kitasoo Xaixais – Evan Loveless
Day2 – Panel Presentation Ontario – Rob Davis
Day2 – Governance and Management Models Canada Australia – Tonya Makletzoff

Day3 – Connectivity Overview – Jessica Elliott
Day3 – Connectivity Conservation Discussion Paper – Jesse Nunn
Day3 – Widllife Protected Areas Climate Change – Kathryn Lindsay  (Wildlife Conservation Protected Areas and Climate Change in Canada)
Day3 – Case Study Nature Conservancy Canada – Michael Bradstreet
Day3 – Panel Presentation Marine – Natalie Ban
Day3 – IUCN Areas of Connectivity Conservation – Stephen Woodley

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