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How Can We Promote Environmental Stewardship?

How Can We Promote Environmental Stewardship?

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How Can We Promote Environmental Stewardship?

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  1. How Can We Promote Environmental Stewardship? Text 3.1-3.2: 92-117

  2. Agenda • Case Study – Lake Erie: “The Comeback Kid” • Conservation Biology • Strategies • Government Actions • Environmental Stewardship • Personal Actions • Activity – What’s Your Eco Plan • Quick Lab – Ecological Footprint • Quick Lab – Environmental Organizations

  3. Learning Goal • We are learning to: • Evaluate the effectiveness of government action in promoting ecosystem sustainability. • Evaluate the effectiveness of actions people are taking to ensure ecosystem sustainability.

  4. Case Study – Lake Erie Comeback • How did the government help restore Lake Erie in 1970? • What is happening recently?

  5. What is Conservation Biology? • Modern science of Conservation Biology seeks to understand and protect biodiversity. • Part of this includes determining which species are most at danger and how to protect them. • Species At Risk – means any native species that is in danger of becoming extinct or disappearing from a region.

  6. What Are Conservation Strategies? • Ex-situ conservation conserves species by removing them from their natural habitat. • Considered a last resort… • E.g. Panda • In-situ conservation focuses on conserving species in their natural habitat. • Uses many strategies but primarily protecting species’ habitat. How do governments protect species habitat?

  7. Examples of Government Action • Laws & Regulation – In 2007, the Ontario government passed the Endangered Species Act. • E.g. American Badger • Habitat Protection – Ontario and Canada will protect and conserve biodiversity through the use of parks and protected areas • Action Plans – remedial action plans involve governments, industries, and community groups to work together. What are the three different types of park systems in Canada?

  8. What Personal Actions Can You Make?

  9. Activity – What’s Your Eco Plan? • Become a good steward today, be an environmental steward, taking care of natural resources to ensure that they are used in sustainable ways for current and future generations. • Write down your plan for: • Today? • This week? • This month? • This year?

  10. Quick Lab – Ecological Footprint • A23 Quick Lab – Calculate your ecological footprint and answer the questions on p.g. 115

  11. Quick Lab – Environmental Organizations • A24 Quick Lab – Research one of the following organizations: • Find out what types of projects they are doing in Ontario/Canada • Answer questions 3-6 p.g.115 • World Wildlife Fund • Pollution Probe • Ducks Unlimited • Greenbelt of Ontario • Nature Conservancy of Canada • The Sierra Club of Canada • The Suzuki Foundation