Conservation starts in your own backyard

In Canada, up to 80 acres of wetlands are lost every day.
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Protecting wetlands is black and white

Wetlands are an epicentre of life that cannot be replicated. Where wetlands suffer, so too does the immense biodiversity they support.

Clean water

Wetlands are nature’s water filters. The plants, animals and bacteria that live in wetlands help to clean your water before it reaches your taps.

Biodiversity

Wetlands are a biological resource akin to rainforests and coral reefs. They are an epicentre of life that cannot be replicated.

Carbon storage

Wetlands are a large carbon reservoir— often storing carbon that’s thousands of years old.


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The fight to conserve our wetlands

The fight to conserve our wetlands

Wetlands are a biological resource akin to rainforests and coral reefs. They are an epicentre of life that cannot be replicated. Where wetlands suffer, so too does the immense biodiversity they support.

Saving the breeding grounds of the piping plover

Saving the breeding grounds of the piping plover

The Junction Lake project, breeding grounds of the piping plover, is an excellent example of partners working together to conserve and restore habitats, not only in Alberta, but across Canada that benefit multiple species and promote biodiversity.

Biodiversity in Missaquash Marsh

Biodiversity in Missaquash Marsh

There’s no better place to celebrate biodiversity and World Wetlands Day 2020 than Atlantic Canada’s Missaquash Marsh.

Canada’s boreal forest has many regions that share a common truth

Canada’s boreal forest has many regions that share a common truth

For the health of our environment and for our enjoyment of nature, maintaining biodiversity in wetlands across the boreal forest of Canada is crucial.

Urban wetlands are the focus for coastal cities

Urban wetlands are the focus for coastal cities

While the groundhog may steal the spotlight every February 2nd, more and more communities around B.C. are focusing on wetlands as a way to combat climate change and the devastating effects it has on the landscape.

Manitoba’s pothole wetlands teem with life, but they’re disappearing

Manitoba’s pothole wetlands teem with life, but they’re disappearing

Southwest Manitoba is home to prairie pothole wetlands, remarkable “biodiversity hotspots” that support a variety of life, from microorganisms to mighty moose.

Marguerite-d’Youville Wildlife Refuge

Marguerite-d’Youville Wildlife Refuge

An ongoing biodiversity improvement project located on Saint-Bernard Island, it has become a haven for creatures great and small.

Where did the whooping cranes go?

Where did the whooping cranes go?

Whooping cranes weren’t always so elusive. Spring and fall once brought flocks of these massive white birds to the Canadian Prairies.

Invasive phragmites and the wetlands of tomorrow

Invasive phragmites and the wetlands of tomorrow

How can we reduce the impacts of non-native phragmites on wetlands?

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