Minister McKenna highlights Government of Canada’s commitment to protect nature, parks and wildlife
Government News Release March 16, 2018
Today, in Victoria, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, outlined how the historic $1.3 billion investment in nature and conservation, announced in Budget 2018, will enable the protection of Canada’s natural places and the recovery and preservation of wildlife in Canada.
The investment will contribute $500 million from the federal government to create a new $1 billion Nature Fund in partnership with corporate, not for-profit, provincial, territorial and other partners. The Fund will make it possible to secure private land, support provincial and territorial species protection efforts, and help build Indigenous capacity to conserve land and species.
The remaining funding will: [...] Expand national wildlife areas and migratory bird sanctuaries.