Not a second to spare: environmental groups react to Ontario government’s plan for recovering endangered eels- Ottawa Riverkeeper, the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF), Ontario Rivers Alliance (ORA), and Ontario Nature joined forces today in calling for urgent and immediate action by the Ontario government to reverse the ongoing decline of the endangered American Eel, whose numbers have collapsed by a staggering 99% in Ontario since the 1980s. The call comes in the final days of the province’s public consultation on its draft Government Response Statement — in essence, it’s an action plan for recovering this endangered species. While applauding the publication of these long-delayed commitments, the groups and their supporters are urging Ontario to go further — and faster — than what it is proposing.
CWF Joins Canada Service CorpsYouth will soon be travelling by dog sled, helping species like turtles and eels and having a whale of a time with the Canadian Conservation Corps, a new service program funded by the Government of Canada as part of the Canada Service Corps.
CWF THANKS CANADIANS FOR GOING WILD FOR NATURE: Groundhog Day is the perfect opportunity to share wildlife observationsWith Groundhog Day and World Wetlands Day approaching, the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is encouraging Canadians to post their wildlife pictures to a growing national online database which has quadrupled in the last year thanks in a large part to the Bioblitz Canada 150 project.
CWF sees a brighter future for Canada’s freshwater and marine wildlife thanks to proposed changes to Fisheries ActThe Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) predicts a brighter future for Canada’s oceans, lakes, and rivers and the species that inhabit them thanks to the proposed changes to the Fisheries Act.
CWF Experts Available to Discuss Next Steps for Habitat Conservation as Federal Budget is AnnouncedThe Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) expects to be applauding new federal investments to protect Canada's land, inland waters and oceans in tomorrow’s federal budget. Protecting key habitats are critical to the future of Canada’s terrestrial and marine wildlife and maintaining a strong connection to nature among Canadians.
CWF Celebrates Historic Contribution To Conservation In CanadaThe Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) applauds the federal government’s historic new investment of $1.3 billion to advance conservation in Canada and an additional $1 billion to support our environmental laws.
Young Canadians Explore Issues at HeartAfter wilderness camping, the first recruits in the Canadian Conservation Corps are getting ready for several months of field training before unveiling their new community service projects.
Conservationists Urge Federal Government to Protect American EelIncreased federal action to protect and recover American Eel is urgently needed, say the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) and nine other partners in conservation including the Algonquin to Adirondacks Collaborative, the Lanark County Stewardship Council, Nature Québec, Ontario Nature, the Ontario Rivers Alliance, and Trout Unlimited Canada.
CWF celebrates Canada’s historic transformation in marine conservation, recognizing that more strategies will be needed to protect Right Whales and other at risk speciesCanada now has an official marine mammal response program thanks to new federal funding and the continued and united efforts of the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) and regional response networks in BC, Quebec and Atlantic Canada who make up the Canadian Marine Animal Response Alliance (CMARA).
CWF encourages Canadians to celebrate National Wildlife Week April 8-14The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is encouraging Canadians to celebrate National Wildlife Week from April 8-14 by taking positive actions to show how much they appreciate nature.
CWF thanks Canadians for helping endangered species like pollinators and turtlesThe Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is thanking Canadians for helping endangered species including turtles and pollinators as we approach International Day of Biodiversity May 23 and World Turtle Day May 24.
Young Adults Help New Brunswick Flood VictimsAfter helping Fredericton homeowners during the floods, the newest recruits in the Canadian Conservation Corps are planning additional community service and conservation projects across Canada.
CWF launches its own G7 strategies for Rivers to Oceans WeekThe Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is hoping more Canadians put a wrap on single use plastics during Rivers to Oceans Week June 8-14 as part of its group of seven strategies for freshwater and marine conservation.
CWF welcomes proposed phase out of two neonics and asks Canadians to support further actionOTTAWA, Aug 22, 2018 – The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is pleased that Health Canada has proposed the phase out of two neonicotinoid insecticides. CWF is calling on Canadians to support the proposed ban and push for further action to eliminate the impacts of neonics and give farmers alternatives #BanWithAPlan.
Protecting Marine MammalsThe Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) expects the federal government to rise to its responsibilities for the conservation of marine mammals as a new report is unveiled by the Commissioner of the Environment tomorrow.
The Results Are In: Over 83,000 CWF Supporters Have Joined With Almost Half a Million Canadians Who Want Neonics GoneCall for swift action comes as government’s public consultation on neonics ban wraps
Unique partnerships forming to restore imperiled Monarch butterfly in Ottawa and Lanark County thanks to a $58,000 OTF GrantThe Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is launching a new Monarch butterfly recovery project in Eastern Ontario thanks to a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) and the partnership of the National Capital Commission, Hydro One, and Lanark County.
“I’m proud to announce the Ontario Trillium Foundation is supporting The Canadian Wildlife Federation with this $58,000 seed grant,” said Merrilee Fullerton, MPP Kanata-Carleton. “It’s an important investment in an outstanding organization that does so much for our entire community.”
National youth conservation program expands after amazing first yearThe Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is pleased to announce the expansion of the Canadian Conservation Corps (CCC) with six new cohorts to be announced in 2019.
“We’re thrilled with the achievements of the five groups we trained in 2018 and can’t wait to bring six more groups of young adults on board in the new year,” said Rick Bates, CEO of CWF.
As part of the Canada Service Corps, the nine-month CCC program begins with a wilderness journey which is followed by several months of conservation field experience. As part of the graduation requirement, the youth design their own initiatives to build a better Canada. No experience is necessary to apply to the program and a diversity of applicants are selected. More than 20 national partners have helped to make the program a success.
“Over the last nine months I have had the opportunity to visit nine out of 10 Canadian provinces,” said Shannon Anderson, a participant from New Brunswick. “I have dogsledded and snowshoed throughout Algonquin Park. I have climbed my first real mountain. I have touched the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans. I have handed out plants to teachers in Calgary. I have participated in youth service and leadership talks in Toronto. I have chaperoned a youth trip to Northern British Colombia. I have been able to see 25 km across prairie and the largest skies in the world. I have helped create over 11 million walleye and 100,000 splake trout. I have tracked northern pike with a hydrophone. I have taken density of oxygen readings. I have helped film educational videos to raise awareness of aquatic invasive species. I have visited a sharp-tailed grouse lek. I have watched bison roam on some of the last remaining native prairie in the world. I have met people and created invaluable friendships from all over Canada. I have had a lot of fun.