A new UN report says that unless we change, humans are driving close to 1 million species to extinction.
Canada has close to a quarter of the world’s wild forests and wetlands so has a critical role to play. Scientists say we have the potential to be a conservation superpower. But our track record is abysmal.
Currently, 89% of Canada’s nature is unprotected and half our monitored wildlife species are suffering severe population declines. Animals in trouble include the Polar Bear, the Piping Plover, the Southern Resident Orca, the Woodland Caribou and the Swift Fox.
Canadians care deeply for the health and well-being of wildlife and are passionate about protecting nature for the benefit of all life and future generations. We also support Indigenous-led conservation in these efforts.
It is time for the federal government to fulfill Canada’s commitment to double the amount of protected areas across Canada. Please join others in adding your name to the petition below asking for more protections for nature. Time is short.