There is a growing need for better information on wildlife and habitats to inform management and conservation outcomes as well as achieving robust compliance and enforcement.
- Review the need for natural resource management legislation to ensure natural resource management decisions consider information about wildlife and their habitats.
- Improve decision making by gathering and considering a wide range of information sources about wildlife and their habitats, including scientific information and Traditional Ecological Knowledge.
- Revitalize the wildlife and habitat research program by obtaining additional financial and human resources and establishing greater ties with academia and Indigenous peoples.
- Improve the sharing of scientific information and wildlife data with Indigenous peoples, stakeholders, academia and the public and consider ways to formalize the use of Traditional Ecological Knowledge and citizen science in wildlife and habitat conservation decision-making.
- How can Traditional Ecological Knowledge, citizen science and other forms of knowledge complement science to support decision-making?
- What are the best ways to share information broadly so that there is transparency and trust is gained among all parties?