Biodiversity Conservation planning

WCS Canada Responds to AAFC Sustainable Agriculture Strategy Consultation

Leung, M. & Reid, D.


Abstract

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is developing a Sustainable Agriculture Strategy for the country, and has invited input from interested groups by way of a set of questions posed in a Discussion document. Here we provide our answers to those questions. The environmental scope of this Strategy obviously goes well beyond wildlife and wildlife habitat, to include water quality and quantity, pollution, agrochemicals, and climate change. We have focussed on the need for the Strategy to deal with conservation imperatives in the north where agriculture is expanding, taking into consideration our recently published Beneficial Management Practices for species at risk, and the pest control and pollination services they and other species provide. We also advocate for clear incorporation of numerous Goals of the Global Biodiversity Framework recently signed at COP-15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Risks and opportunities for biodiversity conservation in the context of agriculture are frequently referenced in those Goals.

Recommended citation

Leung, M. & Reid, D. (2023). WCS Canada Responds to AAFC Sustainable Agriculture Strategy Consultation. WCS Canada. https://library.wcs.org/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/API/Entries/Download?EntryId=49197&PortalId=96&DownloadMethod=attachment

Donald Reid

Donald Reid

Emeritus Scientist

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