The province’s southwest corner is part of the Prairie Pothole Region, one of the world’s most important waterfowl breeding grounds. It’s home to hundreds of other wildlife species too, including some at risk of extinction.
These pools not only provide wildlife habitat, they benefit people. They clean our water, mitigate climate change, protect against flood and drought, and add to our quality of life.
But we’re losing these natural wonders. Parts of the province have lost up to 70 per cent of their wetlands, and drainage continues.