Canada - Nature Canada
Mission of the organisation
Nature Canada’s mission is to conserve and protect nature — Canada’s natural diversity of plant and animal species and their environment.
- We support on-the-ground, community-based efforts to protect birds, and bird habitat
- We conserve bird habitat and promote biodiversity in Canada and the Americas
- We help connect thousands of children to nature every year
- We push for effective laws and supporting policies that protect endangered species
- We encourage the development of an effective network of parks and protected areas
- We run public awareness and advocacy campaigns on behalf of bird conservation
- Introduced 16,500 more children to the wonders of nature in the nation’s local, provincial and national parks this year (45,000 children since 2004).
- Worked hand-in-hand with local conservationists by supporting grassroots projects at Important Bird Areas across Canada through our Communities in Action program.
- Provided testimony to a government-appointed panel studying the merits of a proposed pipeline project along the Mackenzie River, arguing the project will leave an unacceptable footprint on important bird habitat like the Kendall Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary.
- Forced a public review of a proposed drilling operation inside the federally protected Suffield National Wildlife Area, where endangered species like the Burrowing Owl depend on the wide open spaces of the Suffield prairie to survive.
- Completed a scientific review of a proposed recovery strategy for the endangered Sage Grouse, which served as the basis of a lawsuit brought against the federal government by Nature Canada partners in Alberta and Saskatchewan, who argued that the final recovery strategy failed to identify critical habitat.
- With BirdLife International partners in Paraguay, we helped communities establish vegetable gardens, plant fruit trees and produce shade-grown organic tea, activities that relieved pressure on forest resources and conserved several endemic bird populations in Paraguay’s Atlantic Forest.
- 5,000 members, 40,000 supporters.