Monday, December 5, 2022

Protecting Lake Ontario: A National Marine Conservation Area Initiative

26jul12:00 pm1:00 pmProtecting Lake Ontario: A National Marine Conservation Area Initiative

Event Details

Lake Ontario, along with the other Great Lakes, is a national treasure and an ecological gem in North America, upon which many native species, globally rare plants, animals, and natural communities rely. The Great Lakes ecoregion holds 84% of North America’s freshwater supply, is home to over 200 species at risk, and is the source of drinking water for millions of people. The NMCA designation is the ideal conservation tool to ensure the waters of the Great Lakes are permanently protected and able to combat increasingly serious threats to biodiversity like climate change, pollution, development, and invasive species.

You can read more about the importance of protecting Lake Ontario in Nature Canada’s recently released case for protection report titled “Protecting the Lake of Shining Waters: The need to establish a National Marine Conservation Area (NMCA) in Lake Ontario”.

The federal government has committed to protecting a quarter of the country’s land and waters in the next three years, and 30% by 2030. This is a crucial part of a wider commitment by Canada to halt and reverse nature loss by 2030 and put nature on a path to full recovery by 2050. This is a critical time for the protection of nature, so register for this webinar now, and learn how you can take action to ensure protecting Lake Ontario is part of this agenda!

Time

(Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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