SNAP Policy Committee –  NACCB Policy Resolution

The following resolution will be presented to the membership of the North America Section of SCB and offered for a vote during the 2020 SCBNA Members Meeting, held Wednesday July 29, 4pm MT at the North American Congress for Conservation Biology. If the membership votes to approve the policy resolution, it will then be released to the public and press.

The SCBNA Policy Committee will hold an Interactive Session from 2:00pm – 3:30pm on Tuesday July 28 during the conference, where attendees will work together to refine and finalize a policy resolution in real time.

On behalf of SCB North America’s Policy Committee, we are requesting comments and feedback on the below-linked draft NACCB Policy Resolution: Advance Ecological Connectivity Implementation in the Rocky Mountains and North America.

This draft Resolution aligns well with this year’s theme – Crossing Boundaries – Innovative Approaches to Conservation, and seeks to;
  1. Promote a coherent approach to identify and conserve ecological connectivity at all scales across North America in accordance with the new International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) “Guidelines for Conserving Connectivity through Ecological Networks and Corridors.”
  2. Call for action at the U.S. Federal level to invest in and advance implementation of wildlife corridors [through the INVEST in America Act in the U.S. Senate, or the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2020]
  3. Encourages action by SCBNA members, North American conservation practitioners, and interested citizens to coordinate action and share knowledge to increase ecological connectivity implementation from local to international scales.

Download the Draft Policy Declaration:

DRAFT_NACCB 2020_ Connectivity Policy Resolution_

Please provide comments to by Monday, July 20th.