Biodiversity Conservation

This map shows all the high value habitats in the Portland-Vancouver area that are not currently protected as a natural area or park. Regional Conservation Strategy The Intertwine Regional Conservation Strategy describes how we can protect our region's biodiversity for the long term. The advantages of the purpose-oriented regional programmes of biodiversity conservation ex situ are underestimated. Keeping Nature in Our Future includes large digital maps—practical tool that local governments can use to integrate biodiversity protection into policies, plans, and regulations. The results also show that a significant amount of habitat in the valley has already been lost, as reflected by the high proportion of low and very low relative biodiversity found there. Because the model used some low-resolution stream data, some riparian habitat was drawn in areas where it doesn't exist.

The Intertwine Alliance published the Regional Conservation Strategy in as a way to develop strategies to achieve these desired outcomes. When combined with its companion document, the Biodiversity Guide for the Greater Portland-Vancouver Region, the Regional Conservation Strategy presents a shared understanding of the nature of our region.


At present the collection comprises species of rare and endangered plants, of them 60 species are to be added to the Red Data Book of the Tver oblast about 50 per cent of the total number of entries , 70 species are included in the Red Data Books of the neighbouring oblasts.

The collection also includes the relict ferns of Middle Russia, collected from natural populations outside the main area of distribution.

Methods for their propagation and optimal horticulture techniques are being developed. Experiments on rare and endangered bryophytes are being carried out and the collection is being developed constantly. Experiments with other plant groups are being planned. The collections provide the basis for educational work. The programme is included in the Regional Biodiversity Conservation Strategy.

The collection Unique nature complexes of the Tver oblast is under development. It will imitate certain habitat fragments which are interesting from the point of view of Botany and Geography. The potential of bringing species into cultivation for biodiversity conservation is not used to its full extent. The advantages of the purpose-oriented regional programmes of biodiversity conservation ex situ are underestimated.

There is an urgent need to find new effective forms of conservation activity for various regions and to coordinate them with other forms of environmental protection activity. The Botanic Garden of the Tver State University invites cooperation and partnership with botanic gardens and institutes all over the world.

The Andreapolskiy region is one of the most interesting places of the Tver oblast from the point of view of its biology and geography. Securement activities include restoration, care, and management of these important areas. SOSCP promotes stewardship activities and encourages landowners to protect biodiversity, enhance habitat for plants and wildlife, and manage lands sustainably.

Enhancing Stewardship on Public and Private Land. Involving communities in conservation is essential. SOSCP support professional development workshops, school programs, festivals and outdoor seminars that foster a love and understanding of our natural environment. SOSCP is committed to using a science-based approach to guide actions and decision-making, and to promote and facilitate further scientific research for species and ecosystems at risk.

Applying a Science-Based Approach. Applying Traditional Ecological Knowledge. South Okanagan-Similkameen Conservation Program. What is a Biodiversity Conservation Strategy?

The full report includes: A vision and goals for protecting biodiversity in the South Okanagan-Similkameen; Key findings from an assessment of biodiversity in the region; Maps showing where the most intact natural areas occur and the level of protection offered by different types of land ownership; Strategic directions and opportunities for actions to achieve measurable results; Roles and responsibilities for local and senior levels of government to help protect biodiversity; Examples of land use planning tools and legislation helpful for community plans, zoning, and development permit areas; An implementation plan.

Municipal and rural primers An information package and map has been prepared for the 14 municipalities and rural areas in the Regional District Okanagan Similkameen. Highlights of the biodiversity report. Municipal, regional, and provincial parks and protected areas together protect only Amount of city parkland meets traditional recreation standards but achieves a low overall allocation of land to conservation.

The total park and protected areas of all agencies combined in the study area — is the second lowest percent of protected land base of the six regions studied in BC.

The comparatively small amount of land that falls within dedicated conservation lands highlights the need to manage public resource lands to protect multiple values, including biodiversity.

Indian reserves also have a high proportion of very high and high biodiversity habitats, followed by private land. This highlights the need for improved First Nations land use planning capacity, conservation incentives, and opportunities for voluntary stewardship. The Agricultural Land Reserve is a relatively small proportion of the entire study area, but because it is concentrated in the valley bottom and has significant high and very high biodiversity habitat values, it is important to consider biodiversity conservation opportunities within these lands.

Human settlements and the transportation network in the South Okanagan-Similkameen represent barriers to wildlife movement. Highways 97, 3, and 5A impede east-west movement and Highway 3 and the Princeton Summerland Road potentially impact north-south movement. The valley area contains a large proportion of the high and very high values for habitat connectivity and is also under the most pressure from human activities. Along with areas of less rugged terrain located to the east of the Okanagan Valley and throughout the northern half of the study area, the valley area offers the best potential for increased wildlife movement.

Identifying Opportunities and Focusing Efforts Keeping Nature in Our Future identifies 16 strategic directions and accompanying opportunities for action to support biodiversity conservation efforts of local and senior governments. Strategic Directions for Local Governments Establish new, or update existing land use policies and regulations to ensure that development processes integrate biodiversity conservation considerations.

Build on the existing network of parks, protected areas and greenways to strengthen natural area conservation within a regional context.

Improve and expand methods to finance conservation of lands with ecological values. Set security deposits to encourage environmental compliance consistent with the complexity of the development. Develop a range of development, tax and financial incentives to encourage stewardship on private lands. Share data and mapping between governments to make scientifically defensible land use decisions that protect regional ecosystems.

Promote better public and stakeholder understanding regional biodiversity. Develop the capacity of local government staff and elected officials to become leaders and innovators in implementing biodiversity conservation.

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Learn About High Value Habitat In Your Area: REGIONAL CONSERVATION STRATEGY. Biodiversity Conservation Strategy Update Notes are prepared by the Cariboo-Chilcotin Biodiversity Conservation Strategy Committee for purposes of technical clarification or technical. Biodiversity Update #11 0 Biodiversity Conservation Strategy Update Notes are prepared by the Cariboo-Chilcotin Biodiversity Conservation Strategy Committee for purposes of technical clarification or technical additions to the.