Biodiversity

The Imperative for Transformative Change to Address Biodiversity Loss in Canada

Ray, J.


Abstract

Transformative Politics of Nature highlights the most significant barriers to conservation in Canada and discusses strategies to confront and overcome them. Featuring contributions from academics as well as practitioners, the volume brings together the perspectives of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous experts on land and wildlife conservation, in a way that honours and respects all peoples and nature.

Contributors provide insights that enhance understanding of key barriers, important actors, and strategies for shaping policy at multiple levels of government across Canada. The chapters engage academics, environmental conservation organizations, and Indigenous communities in dialogues and explorations of the politics of wildlife conservation. They address broad and interrelated themes, organized into three parts: barriers to conservation, transformation through reconciliation, and transformation through policy and governance.

Taken together, the essays demonstrate the need for increased social-political awareness of biodiversity and conservation in Canada, enhanced wildlife conservation collaborative networks, and increased scholarly attention to the principles, policies, and practices of maintaining and restoring nature for the benefit of all peoples, species, and ecologies. Transformative Politics of Nature presents a vision of profound change in the way humans relate to each other and with the natural world.

Recommended citation

Ray, J. (2023). The Imperative for Transformative Change to Address Biodiversity Loss in Canada. In Olive, A., Finegan, C. and Beazley, K. (Eds.), Transformative Politics of Nature: Overcoming Barriers to Conservation in Canada. University of Toronto Press. https://utorontopress.com/9781487550516/transformative-politics-of-nature/

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