Nov. 20, 2020

SUFB 1084: Update On Building On Floodplain Story And A New Marine Protected Area In The Southern Atlantic Ocean

SUFB 1084: Update On Building On Floodplain Story And A New Marine Protected Area In The Southern Atlantic Ocean

On Monday, I published an episode about how the Ontario Provincial Government was about to pass a bill to take powers away from the province's Conservation Authorities on making decisions as to who can build on floodplains. Currently, A Conservation...


On Monday, I published an episode about how the Ontario Provincial Government was about to pass a bill to take powers away from the province's Conservation Authorities on making decisions as to who can build on floodplains. Currently, A Conservation Authority can deny any developer from building on a natural area due to flooding practices. The new bill will allow developers who do not like the answer to appeal the decision directly to the Minister of Natural Resources, who can overturn the verdict. 

As I posted clips from Monday's episode on social media, my local councillor in my city reached out to me to tell me that the Council, the Mayor, and the other Mayors on our region were sending a letter to the Premiere of Ontario (head of the provincial government) to tell him that they are against the action. 

It was great to hear my local government was taking action and that they reached out to me to provide updates on more than one occasion. 

I also discussed the designation of a Marine Protected Area in the Southern Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the Tristan da Cunha Islands. 265,347 square miles of the Archipelago's waters will be protected (90% of the water will be a Marine Protected Area.

The Marine Protected Area is part of the UK Blue Belt Programme that is designed to protect 30% of UK waters. So far, 2.7 million square miles have been protected around the world. 

Link to MPA Article:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2020/11/tristan-da-cunha-atlantic-marine-protection-zone/

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Marine Conservation Happy Hour
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Madame Curiosity
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ConCiencia Azul:
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Dugongs & Seadragons:
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Environmental Studies & Sciences
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Marine Mammal Science:
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Projects For Wildlife Podcast:
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Ocean Science Radio
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The Guide To Mindful Conservation: Dancing In Pink Hiking Boots:
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