Helping science inform policy


Leaders in biodiversity meet to create conservation strategy

How can we better use scientific data to inform government policy on the environment? Would the effectiveness of conservation and environmental policy be improved by the adoption of national or international standards? Leaders in biodiversity research will discuss these issues and more at Saving Biodiversity – Channeling Data into Policy, a symposium McGill University will host on January 27.

The symposium will bring together biodiversity researchers with an aim to create conservation policy using data to benefit biodiversity in "real-world" projects. The day-long meeting is also a chance for biologists, conservation practitioners, funders, policy-makers and researchers to exchange ideas.

What: Symposium: Saving Biodiversity – Channeling Data into Policy
When: Saturday, January 27, 2007, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Who: Open to the public
Where: Redpath Museum, McGill University
859 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal

Speakers will include representatives from the World Conservation Union, the Federal Biodiversity Information Partnership and the Global Taxonomy Initiative. They will address issues such as the Species at Risk Act, freshwater conservation and the importance of naming and classification to conservation.

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Cynthia Lee
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