This holiday season, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) along with other Canadian environmental charities, have come together to encourage the new federal government to Make Room for Nature and protect our cherished natural spaces.
Did you know that in Canada, 90% of land and 100% of our waters are held in public trust? That means all Canadians – that’s right, people like you – can have a say in how your favourite places to hike, snowshoe and kayak are managed.
This is where CPAWS plays a crucial role. CPAWS is the only national charity in focused solely on the protection of public lands and waters. Since 1963, we’ve strived to ensure the desires of Canadians are heard as we work to protect our wild spaces.
In 2019, our conservation work led on the protection of:
- Peel River Watershed, Yukon = 83,000 km2
- Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve in NWT = 27,000 km2
- Laurentian Channel Marine Protected Area = 11,580 km2
- Expansion of 27 wilderness areas and provincial parks in Nova Scotia = 14,400 hectares
Help ensure Canada’s majestic natural beauty is protected for future generations to explore. Fund our work, Forward a letter, or simply Follow us on social – there are many ways you can be a part of Make Room for Nature!
Author: Sandra Schwartz is the National Executive Director of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.