LeadershipNature + Wildlife

Nature Conservancy welcomes new chair, six newcomers to board

Toronto, ON–Leading non-profit conservation organization the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) appointed Mike Pedersen as chair of its Board of Directors. Pedersen first joined NCC in a volunteer capacity in 2017. For the past two years, he has served as vice chair. He succeeds Elana Rosenfeld, CEO of Kicking Horse …

Gala EventsNature + Wildlife

Pelee Island Bird Observatory Gala Fundraiser Set for May 8

PELEE ISLAND, ON–A virtual fundraiser in support of the Pelee Island Heritage Centre and the Pelee Island Bird Observatory is taking place on May 8th, 2021. To purchase gala tickets to support the Pelee Island Heritage Centre please visit their site. There will be a virtual auction featuring special events, …

Animal WelfareNature + Wildlife

Canada, British Columbia launch development of a new Nature Agreement

VICTORIA, BC–Canada and British Columbia have a long history of shared conservation goals and taking leadership together on climate change, environmental protection, and conservation. Now the two governments are enhancing this shared commitment by launching the development of a new bilateral Nature Agreement to strengthen conservation province wide. As part …

GovernmentNature + Wildlife

New investment of $1.5 million for wetland in Quebec

Ducks Unlimited, Canadian Government invest in wetland conservation in Quebec OTTAWA, ON–Canadians are fortunate to have an abundance of nature right in their backyards: a gift that comes with a tremendous amount of responsibility to protect it. The Government of Canada is working with partners across the country to protect …

EnvironmentNature + Wildlife

Canada invests $1.43 million to support the creation of the Arqvilliit lndigenous protected and conserved area

OTTAWA, ON–Inuit have been leaders in environmental stewardship and effective resource management since time immemorial. That’s why the Government of Canada is working with Inuit communities to protect nature and biodiversity in the northern regions of Canada. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced …

Awareness CampaignCOVID-19Nature + Wildlife

Canadian Wildlife Federation Invites Canadians to Connect With Nature During City Nature Challenge Event

Join people around the world observing and sharing nature April 24-27 OTTAWA, ON–Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is inviting families, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts to participate in the CITY NATURE CHALLENGE (CNC) happening this Friday to Monday in cities across Canada and around the world. The CNC event has been …

Nature + Wildlife

Government’s historic nature investment is producing results, but more needed

OTTAWA, ON–The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) released a report to mark two years since Budget 2018, when the federal government announced the biggest-ever investment in Canadian nature. The CPAWS report, Government investments bring Canada closer to conservation goals, finds that the historic $1.3-billion investment has stimulated provincial and …

EnvironmentNature + Wildlife

Still Confident Supreme Court of Canada will uphold federal right to price carbon pollution despite setback from Alberta court

Statement of confidence comes from David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice EDMONTON, AB–A split decision by the Alberta Court of Appeal on the federal government’s right to implement a national climate policy, including pricing carbon pollution, is being called a “setback, not a loss” by Ecojustice lawyers and their client, the …

FundingNature + Wildlife

Canadians can apply for funding to build wildfire resiliency in their communities

Groups invited to organize Wildfire Community Preparedness Day events GUELPH, ON–Canadians can now apply for funding to support their local Wildfire Community Preparedness Day activities, and join municipalities from coast to coast in a national effort to reduce wildfire risk to local communities. Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is an annual, …

Awareness CampaignNature + Wildlife

New Program Launched Aims to Add Memorial Trees To Privately Owned Land

Highway Of Heroes Tree Campaign Celebrates 4 Years Since Launch GRAFTON, ON–On Saturday Nov. 2nd, the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign planted 30 trees at the Haldimand Memorial Arena and Park. With the help of the local Veteran Community and members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 580, a short …