Nature Community Showcase: Alberta Wilderness Affiliation – Advocating for habitat safety at Nature on the Hill 2023

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Nature Community Showcase: Alberta Wilderness Affiliation – Advocating for habitat safety at Nature on the Hill 2023
Nature Community Showcase: Alberta Wilderness Affiliation – Advocating for habitat safety at Nature on the Hill 2023


As a part of Nature Canada’s annual Nature on the Hill occasion, Alberta Wilderness Affiliation is likely one of the many nature teams advocating to guard Canadian species by means of habitat safety, and make good on the federal government’s promise to guard 30 p.c of Canadian land, water and ocean by 2030.

About Alberta Wilderness Affiliation

Alberta Wilderness Affiliation (AWA), based in 1965, works all through Alberta in the direction of extra consultant and linked safety of the distinctive and very important landscapes which are the supply of our clear water, clear air, and wildlife habitat. With over 7,500 members and supporters in Alberta, throughout Canada and all over the world AWA stays dedicated to making sure safety of wildlife and wild locations in Alberta for all Canadians.

Alberta Wilderness Affiliation is advocating for an Motion Plan that…

Protects 30 p.c of land and water by 2030
Alberta Wilderness Affiliation has lengthy advocated for increasing Alberta’s community of consultant protected areas that may contribute to defending 30 p.c of lands and waters by 2030.

One instance is combating for enough habitat safety for species in danger akin to Woodland Caribou and Larger Sage-grouse, each federal precedence species whose safety helps preserve very important peatlands, previous forests and grasslands ecosystems. AWA is looking on the federal authorities to designate extra important habitat for Sage-Grouse beneath emergency safety order, and to level out deficiencies in Alberta upholding its commitments beneath their joint Species at Danger Act Conservation Settlement for caribou.

Helps Indigenous-led conservation
AWA want to see extra federal funding in the direction of advancing Indigenous conservation initiatives. For instance, the boreal woodland caribou Conservation Settlement between Canada, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) and Mikisew Cree First Nation (MCFN) helped to develop the 2022 ACFN-MCFN Tâdzié-Sagow Atihk Stewardship Plan for Richardson, Pink Earth, East Facet of the Athabasca River and West Facet of the Athabasca River caribou ranges. This visionary plan units measurable targets and timelines to achieve 80 p.c undisturbed habitat in these ranges by 2061, so caribou populations can get better.

Fights local weather change
Peatlands, previous forests and grasslands are essential carbon shops. Defending them helps battle local weather change by eradicating and retaining greenhouse gasses from the environment.

You’ll be able to assist!

You’ll be able to assist Nature Canada and our Nature Community companions like Alberta Wilderness Affiliation to halt and reverse nature loss at Nature on the Hill by sending a letter now to the Prime Minister demanding an Motion Plan that:

  • Protects 30 p.c of land and water by 2030
  • Establishes extra Marine Protected Areas
  • Helps Indigenous-led conservation
  • Fights local weather change by planting bushes and defending carbon-rich ecosystems



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