Canadian Wetland Roundtable Reports


Since its launch in 2015, the CWR model has proven the value of multi-stakeholder collaboration. To date, CWR has dedicated significant effort to understanding wetland conservation issues and building consensus around solutions. As the host of three expert workshops (sponsored by the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) with financial support from Wildlife Habitat Canada (WHC)), CWR has explored practical solutions to many of Canada’s key wetland conservation issues.

CWR has secured resources for workshops, and support and policy work to date with the financial assistance of WHC and DUC. CWR has also received significant professional and administrative support from DUC and CFA.

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Our Reports

Workshop on ecological services of wetlands February 9 and 10, 2017

The workshop participants indicated that it is essential to economically enhance the ecological goods and services of wetlands to promote the conservation of these environments in Canada.

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Recommendations and Proposed Next Steps - Establishing Canada’s Wetlands Inventory and Monitoring Program (2020)

An investment in the development of a national wetland inventory and monitoring program is both warranted and long overdue. This report outlines recommendations and next steps to make the program a reality.

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Wetland Ecological Services Workshop: February 9 – 10, 2017

Workshop participants identified economic valuation of wetland ecological goods and services as a key need to advance conservation of wetlands in Canada.

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Policy Workshop: June 21 – 22, 2016

The workshop explored the need for a policy framework, including adopting no-net-loss as a common goal, and explored issues associated with climate change.

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Wetland Inventory Workshop Summary: May 31 – June 1, 2016

The workshop reviewed the history, and current and future business cases for wetland inventory in Canada. Participants determined that Canada needs a national inventory of our wetland resources to support ongoing assessment...

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Canadian Wetlands Leadership Workshop: April 30 – May 1, 2014

Sponsored by Ducks Unlimited Canada the workshop aimed at reinvigorating a national dialogue on wetland conservation in Canada with specific goals.

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