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Protected Places Declaration

Nature Canada / The Nature Network Engagement Program / Protected Places Declaration

We have a generational opportunity to protect the biologically diverse areas that we have grown up loving. Canada has adopted a target to conserve at least 17% of terrestrial and inland water areas and 10% of coastal areas by 2020.

Canada’s Environment Minister, the Hon. Catherine McKenna, is spearheading implementation of this target along with her provincial counterparts. But they need to know there is a large constituency behind them.

A declaration has been created to support these targets being met. Many organizations have signed already, but we need more to demonstrate broad support.

Please consider adding your organization to those below by emailing us at engage@naturecanada.ca. Or if you are in Ontario, you could sign online.

Here is a list of current signatories:

A2A
Active Kids Club
Abbotsford Mission Nature Club
Alberta Wilderness Association
Beaver River Naturalist Society
BC Nature
Big Lake Environmental Support Society
Birds and Beans
Blazing Star Environmental
Boost Creative
Boundary Bay Park Association
Brereton Field Naturalists’ Club
Canadian Environmental Law Association
Carden Field Naturalists
Carolinian Canada Coalition
Citizens Environmental Alliance
Clean North
Couchiching Conservancy
Delta Naturalists Society
David Suzuki Foundation
Durham Region Field Naturalists
Earthroots
Eastern Ontario First Nation Working Group
Ecology North
EcoSpark
Eden Mills Millpond Conservation Association
Environment North
Environmental Defence
Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy
FortWhyte Alive
Friends of the Earth Canada
Friends of Mount Carleton Provincial Park
Friends of Nose Hill Society
Friends of the Salmon River
Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society
Friends of the Pugwash Estuary
Ganaraska Hiking Trail Association
Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition
Green Up TO
Greenpeace
Guelph Outdoor School
Hamilton Naturalists’ Club
Hastings Prince Edward Land Trust
Hastings Stewardship Council
High Park Nature
Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge
Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning
Huron Fringe Field Naturalists
Island Nature Trust

Junction Creek Stewardship Committee Inc.
Kingston Field Naturalists
Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy
Land Conservancy for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington
Lennox and Addington Stewardship Council
Lethbridge Naturalists Society
Little Campbell Watershed Society
Living Sky Wildlife Rehabiliation
Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests (LEAF)
Long Point Basin Land Trust
Maitland Trails Association
Manitoulin Nature Club
Midland-Penetang Field Naturalists
Nature Alberta
Nature Barrie
Nature Canada
Nature Guelph
Nature League – Collingwood
Nature London
Nature NB
Nature Newfoundland & Labrador
Nature Nova Scotia
Nature Regina
Nature Saskatchewan
NatureKids BC
Niagara Falls Nature Club
Nipissing University Biology Society
North American Native Plant Society
North Durham Nature
North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance
Northumberland Land Trust
Northwatch
Nova Scotia Bird Society
Oliver-Osoyoos Naturalists
Ontario Biodiversity Council
Ontario Headwaters Institute
Ontario Land Trust Alliance
Ontario Master Naturalist Program – Lakehead
Ontario Nature
Ontario Rivers Alliance
Ontario Wildlife Rescue
Operation Migration
Orillia Naturalists’ Club
Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre
Otter Valley Naturalists
Owen Sound Field Naturalists

Park People
Patagonia
Penokean Hills Field Naturalists
Pickering Naturalists
Plenty Canada
Prince Edward County Field Naturalists
Quetico Foundation
Quinte Field Naturalists
Rainbow Routes
ReachUp
Richmond Hill Naturalists
Sargeant Bay Society
Saugeen Nature
Sault Naturalists
Shuswap Naturalist Club
South Lake Simcoe Naturalists’ Club
South Peel Field Naturalists
St. Thomas Field Naturalists
STORM
Sudbury Naturalists
Sustainability Network
Sydenham Field Naturalists
The Huron Fringe Field Naturalists
The PINE project
Thickson’s Woods Land Trust
Thunder Bay Field Naturalists
Thunder Bay Hiking Association
TLC The Land Conservancy of BC
Toronto Environmental Alliance
Twin Lakes Conservation Club
University of Guelph Wildlife Club
Vankleek Hill and District Nature Society
Waterloo Region Nature
We Animals
Weaslehead Glenmore Park Preservation Society
White Rock and Surrey Naturalists Society
Willow Beach Field Naturalists
Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary
York Simcoe Nature Club

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