By documenting Canadian species that are not just rare in Canada, but rare everywhere, we can better understand the role of Canadian conservation efforts in preventing global species extinctions.
Canada's Environment Minister Catherine McKenna. As a northern land that was mostly covered with thick glaciers only 10,000 years ago, Canada is not as species-rich as southern nations. Yet the conservation of these globally imperilled Canadian plants and animals is essential to protecting the richness of global species diversity, writes Dan Kraus. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia