“Wildlife are a source of learning, adventure, food, health and employment,” said Rick Bates, CEO of CWF. “This National Wildlife Week we want Canadians of all ages to join us in saying thank you to wildlife by becoming champions for conservation.”
The campaign includes a variety of suggestions for ways the public can help wildlife. This might include slowing down vehicle speeds in migratory pathways, reducing reliance on single use plastics, sharing wildlife observations or planting for pollinators.
CWF has chosen to highlight seven species and seven daily themes to showcase how much we have to be grateful for. Humans have been selected as the final species to take the spotlight because they are critical to the success of conservation efforts. Other featured species are Caribou, Little Brown Bats, Black Capped Chickadees, Atlantic Salmon, North Atlantic Right Whales and Monarch butterflies, however these are just a few examples to inspire a broad awareness of our biodiversity.
The public is encouraged to visit NationalWildlifeWeek.org for more information and to get involved. CWF is also encouraging Canadians to share their thoughts, actions and nature photography on social media using the hashtag #ThankYouWildlife.
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, conducting research, taking action to conserve habitat and wildlife, recommending legislative and policy 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.
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