Podcast: WWF’s Arctic species expert on co-management in the north
With a few hundred participants, this excellent forum, which is held every few years (as mandated by the Inuvialuit Final Agreement), proved again to be a very important gathering to assess how well the co-management system is working across the north. Participants also worked to identify what might need to be done to ensure that quality resource and land use decisions are made, so that increasing short-term economic development pressures do not compromise social, cultural, ecological and ecosystem values for the long-term.
I was honoured to have been asked to join the blue-ribbon panel session, and to share my own and WWF’s experiences from both Canada’s north and elsewhere in the world. Listen to the podcast to hear my thoughts on how to learn from past mistakes, and so truly achieve satisfactory long-term balance of differing interests.