Ottawa, Ontario - Canadians love nature and the diverse wildlife that depends on it. That’s why the Government of Canada has committed to doubling the amount of nature protected, on land and in our oceans, from coast to coast to coast.
Environment and Climate Change Canada is launching a call for proposals for the Natural Heritage Conservation Program. Proposals will be sought from organizations that can develop, coordinate, and deliver a national program aimed at assisting local, provincial, territorial, and national conservation organizations in securing ecologically sensitive private lands across Canada.
As part of the Budget 2018 Nature Legacy initiative, the Government of Canada has made a $500 million investment in the new Canada Nature Fund to support the protection and conservation of Canada’s ecosystems, landscapes, and biodiversity, including species at risk. Canada Nature Fund contributions will be matched by partners, raising a total of $1 billion for conservation action, and will help Canada work towards its 2020 target of protecting 17% of Canada’s lands and in-land waters, protecting and recovering species at risk, and improving biodiversity for all.
The $100 million Natural Heritage Conservation Program is one of three Canada Nature Fund call for proposals to be launched this year. Calls for proposals will also be opening in the coming weeks for the Canada Nature Fund’s Challenge component as well as for funding to protect species at risk. Application information and details are available at Nature Legacy.
By working with partners across the country, the Government of Canada will continue to protect our natural heritage and ensure a healthy and prosperous future for our kids and grandkids.Source : Government of Canada