Canada’s Top Conservationists
Nominations are now being accepted for the Canadian Conservation Achievement Awards, a national recognition program which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018. There are nine award categories to highlight the contributions of volunteers, professionals and projects dedicated to environmental stewardship
• Canadian Outdoorsperson of the Year
• Youth in Action
• Youth Mentorship
• Conservation in the Arts
• WILD Educator of the Year
• Conservation in Action
• Conservation through Fisheries
• Canadian Legislators Award
• Outstanding Affiliate Conservation Project
Read about past winners and nominate your nature heroes at CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca/awards.
More than 20,000 Canadians have signed the Canadian Wildlife Federation plastics reduction petition so far. CWF is thanking all the Canadians who’ve supported the campaign to stop single use plastics, implement the sustainable packaging legislation and keep our oceans cleaner. Read more about the petition and join us in reducing frivolous plastics, like straws, water bottles and coffee cup lids, from ending up in our oceans.
Help the Bats
Purchase a bat house from the Canadian Wildlife Federation and help protect these warm-blooded mammals. Bats are vital to the health of our environment and economy. They eat thousands of insects, pollinate flowers, and spread seeds that grow new plants and trees. Visit helpthebats.ca to find out more about buying a bat house, posting bat photos on the iNaturalist app, pulling invasive species for bats, and symbolically adopting bats and other wildlife.
Nov. 28 is #GivingTuesday and the Canadian Wildlife Federation appreciates all charitable donations big and small. CWF is launching its annual holiday fundraising drive early, so Canadians can give a gift to wildlife this holiday season. The adopt an animal program is highlighted in this year’s campaign, with many species available and proceeds directed to conservation.
CWF hosts National Conservation Summit
A diverse range of organizations from across the country will be meeting in Kananaskis, AB Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 to discuss new approaches for the conservation of fish, wildlife and biodiversity. The summit will focus on four critical themes needed to address key conservation challenges such as a changing climate or cumulative impacts across a landscape/seascape. The themes are:
• Thinking bigger and broader
• Making wildlife and habitat conservation relevant to Canadians
• Building new partnerships for action on conservation
• Establishing new ways of financing conservation.
To see who’s attending, view the agenda and learn more visit conservationsummit2017.ca
Caribou on the Brink
Once unimaginably abundant, this “umbrella species” is at tremendous risk. What we do now and for the next few years will either save or doom this extraordinary creature. Pick up the current issue of Canadian Wildlife to learn all the future of the majestic caribou. You’ll also find out about the latest technology helping researchers track wildlife. Visit WildlifeMagazine.ca for exclusive content. Use promo code HGIFT17 to subscribe for $25 a year.
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