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In the spirit and practice of reconciliation, Canada conserves its natural diversity in interconnected networks of protected and conserved areas for the enduring benefit of nature and future generations, through collective efforts in the Pathway to Canada Target 1 and beyond.
- One with Nature report

Area-based conservation in Canada must actively collaborate with Indigenous people and ethically seek guidance from First Nation, Métis, and Inuit elders, and pursue decolonization and allyship among non-Indigenous area-based conservation organizations and leaders,

A significant resource for collaborative conservation is Canada’s Pathway to Target One work to achieve the 2020 biodiversity goals and the Indigenous Circle of Experts Report, We Rise Together. This resource page also aims to uplift organizations and initiatives such as Conservation Through Reconciliation, the Indigenous Leadership Institute,  the Indigenous, Protected, and Conserved Areas (IPCA) Innovation CentreIISAAK OLAM Foundation, and the Canadian Mountain Network.  

Indigenous led conservation-related resources such as the IPCA Knowledge Basket and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and National Centre for TRC and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) are excellent foundations for this work.

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