Celebrate National Wildlife Week April 7-13 #DoMoreForWildlife
“Canada is fortunate to be home to thousands of wildlife species and vast areas of land and water on which they depend,” said Rick Bates, CEO. “Unfortunately many of these species are in decline. We have the opportunity to create incredible change for our current and future generations. But it is up to us to make the promise to do more.”
Each day during National Wildlife Week, CWF will shine a spotlight on a Canadian species, its habitat and challenges. Conservation tips will be provided and personal success stories will be showcased. The public is also invited to share their promises to do more for wildlife.
Here are the featured species for 2019:
- Sunday, April 7 - North Atlantic Right Whale
- Monday, April 8 - Caribou
- Tuesday, April 9 - Monarch Butterfly
- Wednesday, April 10 - Barn Swallow
- Thursday, April 11 - Chinook Salmon
- Friday, April 12 - Freshwater Turtles
- Saturday, April 13 - Humans
In 1947, the Canadian parliament officially proclaimed the week of April 10 as National Wildlife Week. April 10 is the birthday of the late Jack Miner, a Canadian conservationist known by some as 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 and is credited with helping to save the iconic Canada Goose from the brink of extinction.
“While we all won’t save an animal from extinction, we can all have a positive impact on our wildlife and the places they call home,” Bates said. “Our future generations are counting on us to make a promise now, to do more for wildlife. We must protect and conserve our natural world.”
Share how you have made the promise to #DoMoreForWildlife starting April 7 and continuing all year long. Visit NationalWildlifeWeek.org for more information and to get involved.
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.
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