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Government of Canada extends critical habitat protection to six more species at risk

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Over the past 50 years, the world’s wildlife populations have declined by 60%. In Canada, approximately 544 species have been identified as being at risk under the Species at Risk Act and the list is growing. The Government of Canada is committed to protecting and recovering aquatic species at risk, to benefit Canada’s biodiversity as well as local and Indigenous communities that rely on them. That’s why the Government of Canada is taking urgent and concrete actions to ensure that at-risk species are protected for future generations.


The Government of Canada Takes Action to Protect Aquatic Species at Risk in the Southern Prairie

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

Nature is integral to the Canadian identity. The health of our aquatic environment and the wildlife within it support our culture and well-being, as well as the economy across Canada. Some of the species that find their home in the waters, rivers, lakes, estuaries, and marshes in the southern Prairies are at risk and need help to survive. We must take urgent action to protect them.


Minister Wilkinson to make Nature Fund announcement in Saskatoon

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

Saskatoon, SK - The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson will make a Nature Fund announcement in support of the conservation of aquatic species at risk.


Minister Wilkinson to make an announcement regarding the Protection of Nature and Climate Action

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | media advisories

The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson will make an announcement regarding the protection of Species at Risk through the Government of Canada’s Nature Fund. He will also announce, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna, new funding to support Climate Action in British Columbia.


Government of Canada and the Maliseet of Viger First Nation reach agreement on fisheries

| Fisheries and Oceans Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada is committed to a renewed relationship with Indigenous peoples based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership. Building on this commitment, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard (DFO), the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, and the Grand Chief of the Maliseet of Viger First Nation, Jacques Tremblay, announced today that they have agreed to a long-term plan to advance reconciliation in the fisheries.


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