• Biodiversity in the City - Workshop
    Biodiversity in the City Workshop
    Full program now available!


ICLEI Canada is developing a guidebook for Canadian communities on biodiversity management, and are looking to the active community of local practitioners, municipal staff, and conservation authorities to help answer these questions:
  • What is urban biodiversity?
  • Why should we protect biodiversity in urban areas?
  • How can municipalities manage urban biodiversity?
This workshop offers you the opportunity to relay your experiences in addressing and integrating biodiversity management into your organization, and identify capacity gaps and opportunities you've encountered along the way.
Location: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway  
Date: Thursday March 28, 2013
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT (light breakfast and registration at 8:30am)


9:00am - 12:00pm - Setting the Context

Megan Meaney, Director, ICLEI Canada
Making the Connection: Local Governments and Biodiversity
Andreas Link, Senior Economist, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
The Value of Nature: Economics, Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity
Joshua Wise, Greenway Program Coordinator, Ontario Nature
Achieving a Greenways in Southern and Eastern Ontario
Ryan Ness, Manager, Research and Development, Toronto and Region Conservation
Meaghan Eastwood, Terrestrial Ecologist, Toronto and Region Conservation
Lionel Normand, Terrestrial Biologist, Toronto and Region Conservation
Growing the City: TRCA's Evolving Approach to Biodiversity Management 

12:00pm - 1:00pm LUNCH


1:00pm - 4:30pm - Facilitated Roundtable Workshop

Moderator: Nicole Marzok, Project Coordinator, ICLEI Canada

Part I: Role of municipalities in definig and achieving local biodiversity objectives


Moderator: Ewa Jackson, Manager, ICLEI Canada

Part II: Identifying capacity building gaps and opportunities



Agenda and Speaker bios



Supplementary Reading

(For those not familiar with biodiversity management concepts at the municipal level. The morning presentations will cover a lot of material, so this reading package is optional.)


Additional Info:

  • Please email nicole.marzok@iclei.org with any dietary restrictions
  • Morning/afternoon coffee and lunch will be provided