Endangered Species & Biodiversity
Canada has the fortune of being home to thousands of wildlife species and vast areas of land and water on which they depend. From coastal and marine systems to the mountainous Rockies, grassland prairies, great lakes and boreal forest, wilderness is synonymous with our country.
Lakes & Rivers
With over two million lakes and rivers and 20 per cent of the world’s freshwater, Canada has an incredible abundance of aquatic natural resources. Canadians share a deep connection to freshwater. Many of us enjoy swimming, boating, and fishing or simply admiring the scenery of a natural lake or wild river.
Connecting With Nature
Canadians are spending most of their lives indoors – reports indicate as much as 90 per cent of our time is spent inside. Both doctors and scientists confirm that a lack of exposure to nature actually contributes to human illness. Our disconnection from nearby nature is a prime reason for the declining state of human health, both mental and physical. The challenge is trying to connect people to nature, to get them outside and discovering the benefits of immersing one’s self in nature. At CWF, we want an appreciation for nature to be an intrinsic value shared by all Canadians.
Education & Leadership
CWF is dedicated to ensuring that our wildlife and natural spaces remain a treasured part of our country. The challenge is inspiring that same conservation ethic in new generations of Canadians to ensure they develop their own passion for wildlife conservation. At CWF, we develop education programs to help connect Canadians to nature. We encourage Canadians of all ages to participate in individual conservation actions and to experience, enjoy and value nature. In an ever-increasing urban society, the greatest challenge is developing those connections to our natural world. Education and experiential learning are key pillars in programming designed to meet this challenge.