(Ottawa) April, 22, 2015 - The Federal budget included new funds for an important fisheries program and continued funding for species at risk.
“We are pleased to see an additional $10 million per year over 3 years to the Recreational Fish Conservation Partnership Program (RFCPP), a program CWF worked hard to help get set up and to improve since its inception,” said CWF CEO Wade Luzny.
This program helps local conservation organizations across the country implement habitat improvement projects such as placement of gravel for spawning areas, removal of barriers to fish migration, or construction of sediment management structures. Canadian Wildlife Federation’s Love Your Lake Program, which helps improve shoreline habitat around lakes, receives a portion of its funding from the RFCPP.
“We are also pleased to see the government continue funding for implementation of the Species at Risk Act,” Luzny said. Canadian Wildlife Federation compliments this funding with one of the most important independently funded programs in the country to help recover endangered wildlife.
About the Canadian Wildlife Federation
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, developing and delivering education programs, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending changes to policy and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. For more information visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca.
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