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Ecosystem initiatives are a set of strategic plans that address environmental, economic, and social concerns at the regional and local levels. The Initiatives are characterized by:

  • an ecosystem approach
  • decisions based on sound science
  • federal/provincial/territorial government partnerships
  • citizen/community engagement
  • pollution prevention
Environment Canada is promoting an ecosystem approach through the following initiatives:
  • Atlantic Coastal Action Program
  • St. Lawrence Action Plan Vision 2000
  • Great Lakes 2000
  • Northern River Basins Study/Northern Rivers Ecosystem Initiative
  • the Fraser River Action Plan/Georgia Basin Ecosystem Initiative

Additional Information:

Regions: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Canada, Nunavut

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