Canada’s Nature Legacy: protecting our nature

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Learn about Canada’s progress toward protecting more of our nature.


Find out what funding is available to support your organization's conservation and species recovery project.


Find out more about funding opportunities and Indigenous-led projects. Watch our videos.


Discover how you can help protect our natural environment and find nature events near you.

As Canadians, we have the privilege of enjoying a country rich in natural landscapes. Canada's biodiversity is a cornerstone of our way of life. All Canadians, particularly Indigenous peoples, depend on the well-being of the natural environment to support our cultures, health and economy.

In the face of population growth, urbanization, industrial development and global climate change, Canada has established domestic and international biodiversity goals. These goals include doubling the amount of nature protected in Canada’s lands and oceans, a commitment to work with others to create healthier habitats for species at risk and to improve Canada’s natural environment. To support these goals, the Government of Canada invested an historic $1.35 billion in Budget 2018 to support work with other governments, Indigenous groups, non-profit organizations and others.

Together, we will continue to find new ways to protect our lands, waters and wildlife.


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