The CWF Walk for Wildlife is a national campaign that encourages all Canadians to get outside and experience the wildlife and natural spaces that define Canada.
“There is no fee to participate and all funds raised will help support critical programs to conserve wildlife,” said Rick Bates, Acting CEO of CWF. “There are also some great prizes to add to the natural benefits of getting outside.”
This is the sixth year of CWF’s Walk for Wildlife campaign but the first time the focus has been on wildlife with wings. The theme was chosen because many winged wildlife are at risk. As well, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the migratory birds convention between Canada and the United States, which was one of the first international treaties to save wildlife.
Some of the advantages of joining the CWF Walk For Wildlife include:
- Walking is one of the most accessible activities for people of diverse ages and abilities
- Walking is good training for those who want to advance to more intense fitness activities
- You can clean up habitat as you walk for wildlife by collecting litter and recycling when possible
- You can share photos of your #walkforwildlife on social media to encourage or challenge friends
About the Canadian Wildlife Federation:
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending legislative changes and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. Visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca for more information.
About National Wildlife Week:
National Wildlife Week was established in 1947 to commemorate the achievements and contributions of Jack Miner, a conservationist often called the "father of North American conservationism." "Wild Goose Jack," as he was often referred, was one of the first conservationists to determine the migratory paths of North American birds. The 2016 campaign includes the Wild Art Exhibit, a Bird Impact Reduction Day (B.I.R.D.) initiative April 12 and Walk for Wildlife April 15-16. Visit NationalWildlifeWeek.org for more information.
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