SDG15: Life on Land

Understanding the impacts of human activity and climate change on protected lands in Alberta.

Jillian Alexander

Individual Video Interviews

Groups got a chance to answer a few questions about their topic and the exhibition. 

Visualizing the Problem

Alberta’s parks and lands are significant to our history, culture, economy, and biodiversity, and conservation of the natural environments across the province is crucial. Climate change and human activity contribute to the land being mistreated and degraded; affecting habitats and living creatures in the natural world. For many years these areas have been impacted by human activity and become tourist hot spots which contribute to land degradation, pollution, littering and negative effects on the ecosystems. Increasing global temperatures cause things like drought, forest fires, erosion and mudslides from vast amounts of rainfall, and it contributes to extreme weather changes affecting the environment as well. Increasing the public’s understanding of the rules and regulations in place to protect the environment, as well as the significance of the land, can help limit the impact of human activity and climate change and continue to safeguard wildlife and ecosystems.