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Nature on the Hill Field Notes

WITH YOUR HELP, WE HAVE SENT MORE THAN 10,000 LETTER TO PARLIAMENT ASKING FOR AN ACTION PLAN THAT:

  • Protect 30% of land and water by 2030
  • Creation of other marine protected areas
  • Supports Indigenous-led conservation
  • action against climate change

The event ended with round tables with Mr. Steven Guilbeault, Minister of the Environment and climate change, and Mr. Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Coast Guard. We were delighted to hear them commit to protecting nature and reducing biodiversity loss.

NATURE ON THE HILL: A GROUP WORK (NATURE)

The Nature Network is our partnership of Canadian naturalist organizations in every province of Canada. By engaging Canadians through monitoring, research and advocacy activities, we are building a nature ethic in communities and cities across the country.

During the week, 64 nature groups representing a wide range of interests — from watershed alliances to birdwatcher to friends of local parks – attended 40 meetings with MPs. More than 500 supporter and nature lover from all over the country came to defend nature!

Of the 64 nature groups that showed up to make their voices heard for nature, we got a glimpse of what some of them defended during the event. In our Nature Network showmatter, we presented three nature groups that have made progress on Nature on the Hill. You can read their Blogs below!

Grand River Environmental Network-green belt advocacy at Nature on the Hill

Alberta Wilderness Association-advocates for habitat protection at Nature on the Hill

Island Nature Trust-advocates for land protection at Nature on the Hill

These organizations, as well as many other, met with Member of Parliament to defend Canada’s Goal of protecting 30% of land and water by 2030 and actioning climate change, as well as supporting Indigenous-led conservation and creating more marine protected areas in the country. Special thanks to the Hon. Rosa Galvez, Honorary President of Women for Nature, for inviting the participants to be the guests of the Senate to celebrate International Women’s Day. She is a wonderful champion of nature and we are grateful to her for that.

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS AND SUPPORTER

The fact that so many nature groups appear has a significant impact at the parliamentary level. We have come together to prove that Canadians care about nature and that we are calling for an action plan to save species from collapse. We are very grateful to the volunteers, nature groups, member of Parliament and ministers who attended this year’s event, as well as to our member who support this important wildlife conservation and nature restoration effort every day.

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