They Need Your Help!
No matter where you live in Canada, we’re all connected to the oceans. Some species, like the American Eel and Chinook Salmon, can literally make the journey from freshwater to salt water or vice versa.
Along the way, they face enormous barriers and challenges – many of which are man-made. Unfortunately these challenges have caused their population numbers to plummet. Fewer and fewer Chinook Salmon are making the journey back to their home streams. And in Ontario, the American Eel population has declined by more than 99 per cent.
We don’t want to lose either of these species. They’re both incredibly important parts of their ecosystems as well as culturally significant to Indigenous Peoples. It’s up to us to give safe passage for our migratory species!