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Environment committee  I'd recommend that we work to achieve that 17% terrestrial land base in habitat protection by 2020.

May 9th, 2013Committee meeting

Dr. Sarah Otto

Environment committee  Can you flesh that out a little bit more? What do you mean by “our interpretation”?

May 9th, 2013Committee meeting

Dr. Sarah Otto

Environment committee  We have to be very cautious here. For example, it's not enough to have a patch of forest that we're not cutting down now, moving that patch that we're not cutting down to another place, and then moving it again, meanwhile cutting down every one of those patches in succession. Tha

May 9th, 2013Committee meeting

Dr. Sarah Otto

Environment committee  I'm a little confused about the distinction. It seems to me that whether we all agree that a particular habitat needs to be preserved, and then we preserve it, or whether the government decides the habitat needs to be preserved and does so, either way, if the species is there and

May 9th, 2013Committee meeting

Dr. Sarah Otto

Environment committee  My wish list is that we increase the setting aside of land, that we work together with the kind of habitat-banking initiatives Heather Kleb discussed, that private and public funding is made available to determine which are the most critical habitats, and that we act now to save

May 9th, 2013Committee meeting

Dr. Sarah Otto

Environment committee  I don't believe it's being streamlined; I believe it's being stalled. I think this is of great concern. I am very worried that other countries are increasingly seeing Canada as the dodo bird. We received a dodo bird award for our environmental policies. I'm very concerned about t

May 9th, 2013Committee meeting

Dr. Sarah Otto

May 9th, 2013Committee meeting

Dr. Sarah Otto

Environment committee  I think what we're striving for at the moment is what we've already promised to do, which is to meet the Convention on Biological Diversity guidelines of 10% marine and 17% terrestrial lands. The one caution is that we have to do it in a way that matches where habitats are most e

May 9th, 2013Committee meeting

Dr. Sarah Otto

Environment committee  My personal research is under $100,000. The rest is a training program for graduate and post-doctoral students.

May 9th, 2013Committee meeting

Dr. Sarah Otto

Environment committee  That's correct.

May 9th, 2013Committee meeting

Dr. Sarah Otto

Environment committee  I didn't know the exact numbers.

May 9th, 2013Committee meeting

Dr. Sarah Otto

Environment committee  That is a substantive increase but it has also shifted which areas are being funded.

May 9th, 2013Committee meeting

Dr. Sarah Otto

Environment committee  Absolutely.

May 9th, 2013Committee meeting

Dr. Sarah Otto

May 9th, 2013Committee meeting

Dr. Sarah Otto

Environment committee  Yes, I am.

May 9th, 2013Committee meeting

Dr. Sarah Otto