Nature Canada

Defend Nature: End the Extinction

Our natural places are worth defending. 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 nature, the plants and animals that call it home, and respect Indigenous rights. Learn more about key areas that need protection and take action with Nature Canada.


About the Campaign

Forests, grasslands, oceans and wetlands are being destroyed and degraded as never before by poorly considered industrial, agricultural and residential development.

Only 12% of Canada’s land and inland water is legally protected. At the same time, 50% of Canada’s wildlife species are in decline.

Federal and provincial governments are committed internationally to protect 17% of Canada’s land and inland water and 10% of Canada’s ocean by 2020.

A pair of burrowing owls in their burrow.

How to Help

Help us to call on the government to establish protected places across Canada. We already have a list of areas that are in need of protection, and with your added voice we can ensure species have a place to call home. Add your voice today!

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

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