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Defend Nature

Defend Nature: End the Extinction

This is the year to do it. Canada made a promise to protect at least 17% of land and inland water and 10% of coastal and marine areas by 2020. Momentum is growing across the country to protect natural places and the plants and animals within them. Learn more about key areas and take action with Nature Canada.

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Enjoy Nature

Your NatureHood

NatureHood connects people of all ages to nature right where they live — which we call nearby nature! You can connect with nature through events, educational and stewardship activities, and wildlife observation! Learn more here.
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Make Room For Nature

From coast to coast to coast, Canada has some of the world’s most incredible natural spaces. So far, we have protected 12% of land and 10% of oceans. It’s a good start, but even more can be done—and you can help.

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The Latest

Discover what is happening with conservation in Canada. At Nature Canada we work hard to you with up-to-date news about nature.

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Act Locally

Protect the Prairie Grasslands!

Today less than one percent of the 137,000 square kilometres of grasslands in those two provinces is protected. In fifty years, these unique habitats may be gone.

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Our Beliefs

We believe that when the heart is engaged, the mind and body will follow. That is why, since our founding in 1939, Nature Canada has been connecting Canadians to nature, trying to instil in them a nature ethic – a respect for nature, an appreciation for its wonders, and the will to act in nature’s defense.

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Canada’s wilderness is the world’s envy. It’s our duty to keep our true north strong and green.