The Canadian Wildlife Federation is pleased to announce financial support from Willowbrook Nurseries to support our work in preserving pollinators.
There is a national and global decline in wild pollinators due to habitat loss, pesticide exposure, transfer of disease from domestic bees, and climate change. Habitat loss and agricultural intensification are known to decrease pollinator abundance and diversity. The decline in pollinators is a serious problem that requires immediate action to ensure the protection of the natural environment and Canada’s food system.
CWF is engaging in field research, public awareness, technical support and knowledge transfer to farmers, partnership with the food industry, development of pollinator-friendly practices, and agricultural policy recommendations to support the recovery of Canada’s wild pollinators. We are also calling for governments to create pollinator pathways by restoring meadow habitat along roadsides, right-of-ways and in city parks. Individuals can do their part by growing a native wildflower garden, helping to build a garden at a local school or community centre, and asking their local and provincial governments to create pollinator pathways along roadsides and right-of-ways.
Willowbrook Nurseries’ Pollinator Medallion Plant Brand products are endorsed by and developed exclusively for CWF, with remuneration paid to CWF for each plant or plant package sold. Through this partnership, Willowbrook Nurseries demonstrates their commitment to conserving pollinators across Canada, and to our overall conservation efforts.