People passionate about nature

Laws and Sausages… Should we conserve endangered species or endangered spaces?


James Duncan, Director, Wildlife Branch, Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship


Monday, February 3, 2014

Start Time: 

7:30 pm


Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre, 340 Provencher Blvd on second floor - Salle Antoine-Gaborieau.


$2 for members and $3 for non-members.

“Laws are like sausages. It’s better not to see them being made.” said Otto von Bismarck, German Prussian politician (1815 - 1898). That said, James Duncan will give us a digestible glimpse of the former. Manitoba has participated on provincial, national and international efforts to conserve species at risk since at least the 1970’s. This presentation will examine the history and effectiveness of this endeavor in light of Manitoba’s overall biodiversity and other conservation efforts including the protection of habitat. Factors considered will include habitat loss and degradation, invasive alien species, climate change and human dimensions. The role of humans as an agent of ecological change will be explored, culminating in a new innovative legislative approach to conservation in Manitoba.
* The Discovery Evening on February 3rd has been changed. We hope to reschedule Terry Galloway’s presentation on ectoparasites to next year’s program.