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Partnerships key to game-changing investment in conservation

By Graham Saul      

The is one of the biggest, boldest conservation initiatives in Canadian history. The budget commitment to conservation is a game-changer. Getting to 17 per cent protected lands in less than three years will require an extraordinary collective effort. Fortunately, many prospective protected sites have already been identified or proposed from coast to coast.

Nahanni National Park, in the Northwest Terriorites, pictured. The $1.3-billion federal budget promise for new parks and protected areas sets the stage for one of the biggest, boldest conservation initiatives in Canadian history, write Graham Saul and Éric Hébert-Daly. Photograph courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

The $1.3-billion federal budget promise for new parks and protected areas sets the stage for one of the biggest, boldest conservation initiatives in Canadian history. After a quarter of a century of relative neglect, conservation in Canada is back in the spotlight; supporting provincial, territorial and Indigenous conservation partnerships is the best way to keep it there.

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