Report on private business development in provincial parks misses the mark for majority of Manitobans

Report on non-public organization improvement in provincial parks misses the mark for greater part of Manitobans

Wilderness Committee Manitoba

Journey Manitoba ignores biodiversity and local climate disaster as it looks to exploit public parks for personal gain

WINNIPEG / TREATY 1 TERRITORY AND HOMELAND OF THE MÉTIS Nation  —  The Wilderness Committee is contacting out a new Travel Manitoba advisor report on developing provincial parks for personal enterprise interests, citing the absence of biodiversity conservation and climate motion. The report makes use of a good deal of room arguing for financial sustainability, relatively than ecological sustainability.

“This is a lobbying report for non-public corporations wanting park growth, not a administration technique for provincial parks,” said Wilderness and Drinking water Campaigner Eric Reder. “Monetizing parks and looking out money returns will not situation parks to play a function in humanity’s finest problem: biodiversity reduction and climate catastrophe.”

The marketing consultant report states an overpowering the greater part of Manitobans surveyed believe that parks are for conservation of ecosystems. Still the marketing consultant dismissed this as there is no recommendation to broaden defense of ecosystems in the report.

“In Montreal final 7 days 196 countries signed a biodiversity arrangement — the very first new protocol in 30 many years,” claimed Reder. “That should really manual how we deal with parks. We need a lot more parks, expanded parks and increased security of biodiversity.”

The report gets a pair items right. Provincial parks are managed by administration designs, as required less than The Provincial Parks Act, and all those administration designs are woefully out of date. The report also mentions parks have been underfunded for many years, which has caused a deterioration of infrastructure.

“Any parks personnel could have told you the administration programs were out of day and parks had been underfunded,” said Reder. “Hiring a consultant for this work was a squander of an option to build institutional information inside the govt section.”

The report mentions how parks are considered of and managed in various jurisdictions. It does not demonstrate how these numerous ideas would utilize to existing rules and polices on parks.

“This is a poorly argued doc that ignores the present legal guidelines and restrictions governing provincial parks in Manitoba and ought to be dismissed by the federal government,” reported Reder. “Manitobans require to see a 100-website page report on how provincial parks will be a resource to fight the local weather crisis and a 100-web site report on how our parks will develop to solve biodiversity.”


For a lot more info, remember to call:

Eric Reder | Wilderness and Drinking water Campaigner
1-204-997-8584, [email protected]

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