Goals – Wildlife Connectivity Project

What do we hope to achieve?

Through strategic partnerships with Local and Regional Governments, First Nations, Provincial and Federal Agencies and other organizations who share a mandate for biodiversity conservation, we aim to:

    • Establish a base of evidence that increases awareness and understanding of threats to biodiversity and that empowers local conservation planning in accordance with UN Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, our project supports Goal 15: “Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.”
    • Identify the best available routes to maintain movement for wildlife and ecological processes through an integrated network of connectivity pathways that increase the prospects of habitat resilience for the broadest possible range of native species.

    • Identify opportunities to protect, enhance and restore habitat connectivity and incorporate existing protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures.

Photo by Brian Aikens: A female Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) resting by the roadside in the Callaghan Valley.