Apr 8

Are protected areas effective in conserving nature? What are the conditions for success?

Please join us at the next Y2Y + Whyte Speaker Series event for Stephen Woodley an ecologist who has worked as a consultant, a field biologist, manager of a national fire restoration program, forest ecologist and the first Chief Scientist for Parks Canada.

In that position he worked on a number of issues related to protected areas, including ecological monitoring, species at risk, wildlife disease, ecological restoration, science policy and climate change. He will discuss the effectiveness of protected areas in conserving nature and the conditions for success.

In 2011, Stephen began working as Senior Advisor to the Global Protected Areas Program of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and continues that work as Vice Chair for Science and Biodiversity of IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas. The focus of the work is to understand the role of protected areas as solutions to the current global conservation challenges

This event is $10 and is held in partnership with the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Tickets are available now and proceeds support Y2Y.