Maximum $7.6M funded for 52 new projects in species at risk
Sept 6, 2019
Global Korean Post
Canada funds 52 new projects to protect and recover species at risk.
As human impact on the planet grows, we need to take action to protect the animals, plants, and places we love.
This spring, the UN released a scientific report that shows a million species are at risk of extinction, many within decades.
Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna on Sept. 4, 2019 announced that, this year, the federal government is investing up to $7.6 million in 52 projects across the country.
Funded projects include 15 community-nominated priority places. In each community, multiple partners will take action together to protect and recover species at risk.
These projects will complement ongoing species at risk conservation in 11 priority places already identified by federal, provincial, and territorial governments.
One of the projects under the Community-Nominated Priority Places program targets The Land Between bioregion. It covers almost 3 million hectares, from Georgian Bay to the Ottawa Valley.
This project (in collaboration with 10 partners) is expected to benefit 57 species at risk, including the little brown bat, the eastern (Algonquin) wolf, and the golden-winged warbler. Details on other projects will be released over the coming months, as agreements with local partners are finalized.