Canadian conservation Success

24 October 2020 # Hope

In Canada, iconic wildlife like Caribou are in trouble, and the Atlantic Whitefish, perhaps Canada’s most endangered species, may be doomed to extinction. But, individuals and organizations are working to solve them. Our current environmental issues, from climate change to biodiversity loss, are the result of many collective impacts, and we can only solve them through many collective solutions.

The number of protected areas is continuing to grow and we have over 20 million km2, or about 15 percent of the planet’s lands and inland waters. The amount of marine protected areas increased from 10.2 percent to 16.8 percent. Alberta had several big protected area announcements in 2018. Their is a campaign going on “If you conserve and restore it, they will come”. Swift fox recovery is result of this campaign. Assiniboine Park Conservancy Conservation and Research Department successfully released six captive-reared Poweshiek skipperlings at NCC's Tall Grass Prairie Natural Area. In Canada, Important Bird Areas and some freshwater KBAs have been identified, including Brier Island in Nova Scotia. Technology for nature is an initiative to use technology in recovering endangered animals. Their are many more stories to come like this in future years. Canadian government and organizations working hard to aware people about endangered animals and their importance to us.