IUCN WCPA Beyond the Aichi Targets Task Force​

Harvey is chair of the Beyond the Aichi Targets Task Force which will be building on the Beyond Aichi sessions held at the World Parks Congress in Sydney in 2014. The Task Force has two goals: to help build global momentum to scale up conservation, using protected areas as the key conservation tool, and to ensure that, in 2020, new global conservation targets for spatial conservation are set that would be meaningful for achieving the CBD’s basic purpose, which is the conservation of biological diversity and the halting of biodiversity loss.

Visit the Task Force website to see the Path to 2020 and access useful conservation resources and news.

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) is joint Canada-U.S. not-for-profit organization that connects and protects habitat from Yellowstone to Yukon. In 1993, Harvey envisioned a vast wildlife corridor encompassing the mountain ranges from Yellowstone National Park to the Yukon. That vision became a reality in 1997 when Y2Y was officially established. Today, Y2Y is recognized as one of the planet’s leading  mountain conservation initiatives.

Yellowstone to Yukon: 20 Years of Progress

Uploaded by Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative on 2015-05-08.

Harvey Locke, Canadian Conservationist, on the power of wilderness

Ask someone passionate about wilderness what happens to him or her when they get out in Nature, and hope you get a response like this.

Nature Needs Half

Nature Needs Half (NNH) is an international network of over 30 organizations calling for a
global deal to protect half of nature. The goal of NNH is to ensure enough wild areas of land and water are protected and interconnected to maintain nature’s life-supporting systems and the diversity of life on Earth, to ensure human health and prosperity, and to secure a bountiful,
beautiful legacy of resilient, wild nature.

Harvey Locke - Science review: Nature Needs (at least) Half

Uploaded by Reaching Conservation Goals: World Parks Congress on 2015-02-19.

Bison in Banff

In February 2017, after many years of concerted and collaborative effort, wild bison were returned to Banff National Park after 140 years of absence. Having called it home for millennia, plains bison were extirpated from Banff in the 1870s. Once an integral part of the ecosystem, landscape, and indigenous culture, bison no longer roamed through the Bow Valley. The return of bison to Banff is not only an ecological triumph but also a cultural and spiritual one, righting the historical wrong of the elimination of bison from this part of their natural range.

Watch the documentary Bison Return

Read Harvey’s book The Last of the Buffalo: Return to the Wild