National and provincial parks, park reserves and tribal parks are home to pristine wilderness, roaring rivers, sparkling lakes, wild boreal forests, majestic grasslands and amazing wildlife. They are also a public trust where people can walk, hike, swim, camp, birdwatch and connect with nature.
Our campaigns to protect coastal rainforests, wild rivers, grasslands and boreal forests aim to preserve Canada's legendary wilderness. Preserving wild lands and keeping ecosystems intact serves to mitigate the impacts of industrial development and climate change.
Imagine a Canada without killer whales, grizzly bears, spotted owls, caribou or wild salmon. These iconic species are integral to our national heritage, yet over 700 species are currently classified as at-risk. We campaign for strong laws to protect all endangered species.
Carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is now higher than it has been in millions of years. If we carry on at current emission rates, the impacts will be devastating. To avoid the worst of these impacts, coal and fuels such as tar sands and fracked gas need to stay in the ground.
In Canada, 89% of the land base is publicly owned, this means the government can manage our natural resources for sound ecological purposes and the public good. We work to protect land from improper industrial projects and work for sustainable management of natural public resources and respect for First Nation title and rights.