Creating A Nature Network: From Coast, to Coast, to Coast
Canada is famous for its incredible natural landscapes and the multitude of wild species that call it home. From coast to coast to coast, our country boasts millions of plant and animal species that are admired by Canadians in all provinces and territories, and attracts nature lovers from around the world.
Why we need a cross-country network
Unfortunately, nature in Canada is under threat. Over 50 percent of wildlife species are in decline, and the health of our iconic landscapes is no better. To help protect our natural environments and wildlife species, we need to foster our passion, and unite our voices for what we all have in common, nature in Canada.
At Nature Canada, we are excited to launch our newest program, the Nature Network. This program intends to create a network that unites nature organizations from across the country while also providing the necessary support to these organizations with their public engagement work.
What is our goal?
In creating this network, we intend to reinforce the incredible work that nature groups across the country are already doing every day. By creating a network of organizations that are able to successfully engage the public the nature community will be able to create impactful and lasting change for wildlife areas, and species, in Canada.
We have created a toolkit for nature groups to support their engagement practices as well as a small grants fund (by invitation) for those groups related to Important Bird Areas. The complimentary tools available include a guide to engagement organizing practices, a quarterly e-newsletter featuring stories of nature groups trying various engagement tactics, webinars, and in-depth coaching.