Climate change Conservation planning

WCS Canada Comments – MNRF’s Natural Resource Climate Adaptation Strategy – March 2017

WCS Canada


Abstract

MNRF is the primary ministry responsible for managing the provincial land base and conserving Ontario’s fish, wildlife, and ecosystem services in both managed and unmanaged systems. MNRF also has significant responsibility in decision making about land use and its interactions with climate change and planning for the future of species, ecosystems, and landscapes in managed and unmanaged systems alike. As such, MNRF plays an essential role in addressing both the impacts (e.g., mitigation) and adaptation of ecological and human communities to climate change. The current strategy acknowledges these responsibilities, does a reasonable job of listing and prioritizing the elements of MNRF’s mandate that affect and is affected by climate change, and identifies critical research efforts. We make a number of recommendations to improve the document and overall strategy.

Recommended citation

WCS Canada (2017). WCS Canada Comments – MNRF’s Natural Resource Climate Adaptation Strategy – March 2017. WCS Canada. https://global.wcs.org/Resources/Publications/Publications-Search-II/ctl/view/mid/13340/pubid/DMX3345500000.aspx

Gillian Woolmer

Gillian Woolmer

Director, Finance and Operations

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