Canada's rivers and lakes provide almost a quarter of the world's freshwater and its dense carbon-storing forests guard against climate change. Today, a constellation of economic, environmental and political forces have aligned to create conservation opportunities on a scale almost unimaginable anywhere else in the world.
We are tackling global challenges with local action in Canada by:
  • Creating networks of protected areas and comprehensive land-use plans that implement recent historic conservation agreements in the Great Bear Rainforest and the Boreal Forest.
  • Empowering local First Nation communities to sustainably manage their surrounding natural resources.
  • Seeking solutions for people and nature with a focus on durable and sustained conservation.


Photo:  © Ami Vitale/Panos Photos