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Marine Protected Areas: Legal Framework for the Gully off the Coast of Nova Scotia (Canada) I IUCN

The Gully, a submarine canyon hosting a rich diversity of marine life off Nova Scotia, was designated
in 2004 under Canada’s Oceans Act 1996 as a marine protected area (MPA). This case study reviews
the Gully MPA legal and management framework through a five-part discussion. First described is the
overall Canadian law and policy context for establishing MPAs. Next, specific legislative and regulatory
provisions governing the Gully MPA are summarized including the three types of management zones

Legal Framework for Protected Areas: Ontario (Canada) I IUCN

This case study examines the newly revised statutory framework applicable in Ontario, Canada’s
largest province. Key aspects of the modernization initiative include the introduction of an ecological
integrity standard, and a refined distinction between parks and conservation reserves, the latter offering
significantly greater opportunities for traditional land use activities on the part of aboriginal or First
Nations communities. The very wide range of protected areas across Ontario is not comprehensively

Legal Framework for Protected Areas: Canada I IUCN

This case study focuses on terrestrial national parks in Canada, where the protected areas system has
evolved for over a century since the creation of a national park at Banff in 1885. The role of ‘ecological
integrity’ as a statutory standard following recent legislative renewal of the Canada National Parks
Act is a distinctive feature of the Canadian system. While the national parks system has experienced
significant recent expansion in conjunction with the resolution of northern aboriginal land claims, there

Conceptual Framework for A Systems Dynamics Adaptation Model to Climate Change for Charlottetown, Canada

A benefit-cost analysis is performed on the decision by a small, data poor,coastal community to build a protective dike against anticipated rising sea level due to climate change. The dike decision is zero-one but its height is optimized. The paper offers asystems dynamics methodology, essentially Net Present Value, to estimate its current assets (static model). Future assets are projected to a stationary state according to current population growth (dynamic model).

Economic Impact of Parks Canada

This report presents an account of the methodology used to derive the data used in the analysis, a summary of the spending by Parks Canada and its visitors within Canada (by program and jurisdiction), and two chapters describing the economic impacts associated with this spending. The analysis is presented separately for the results on a national level and for each of the provinces and territories.

Economic Benefits of Protected Areas

This report contains compelling evidence that the completion of a protected areas network in western Canada’s north would have significant economic and social benefits for northern communities. Due to abundant wilderness and intact watersheds, the report shows that communities in Canada’s north are well positioned to take advantage of economic and demographic trends that are placing increased value on regions with a healthy environment and access to natural attractions.

The State of Canada's Birds

The State of Canada's Birds 2012 report draws on 40 years of data to create the first-ever comprehensive picture of the current health of Canada's birds.
Produced by the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI-Canada), whose members include Bird Studies Canada and Nature Canada (BirdLife’s Partners in Canada), the report points to the strong influence of human activity on bird populations, both positive and negative, as well as the need for urgent action for bird conservation.

Guidance on Generating Content: Capturing and Creating Stories, Photos and Films (Canada-UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Facility)

The Canada-UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Facility (CCAF) incorporates six national projects and one global project. Each national project focuses on strengthening resilient approaches to agriculture and water management, with an emphasis on gender-sensitive approaches. These are located in: Cambodia, Cape Verde, Haiti, Mali, Niger and Sudan. The global component aims to promote south-south cooperation and enhance understanding about initiatives that address adaptation, especially the gender dimensions.

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