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Minister’s 2010 Round Table on the Species at Risk Act

December 20, 2010

Gatineau, Québec

Meeting Overview

The Species at Risk Act (SARA) requires that, at least once every two years, the federal Minister of the Environment convene a round table of persons interested in matters respecting the protection of wildlife species at risk in Canada to advise the Minister on those matters.

The third SARA round table was held in Gatineau on December 20, 2010 and involved a group of conservation organizations with an interest in the Species at Risk Act including representatives from Nature Canada, WWF Canada, The Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Trout Unlimited Canada, and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.

Overall, the discussion focused on national conservation efforts and the role that SARA plays in contributing to those efforts. No written recommendations were received.

List of Meeting Participants

Hon. John Baird, Minister
Environment Canada

Paul Boothe, Deputy Minister
Environment Canada

Alan Latourelle, CEO
Parks Canada

John Lounds, President & CEO
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Nathalie Zinger, Regional Vice President
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Michael Bradstreet, Vice President, Conservation
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Ian Davidson, Executive Director
Nature Canada

Jean Langois, Strategic Relations Advisor
Nature Canada

Peter Ewins, Senior Officer, Species
WWF Canada

Jamie Fortune, Director, Regional Operations, Eastern Canada

Ducks Unlimited Canada

Jack Imhof, National Biologist
Trout Unlimited Canada

Alison Woodley, National Conservation Director
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society

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