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CWF Welcomes Conservation Investments in 2016 Federal Budget

260 Days ago

OTTAWA, ON --(Marketwired - March 23, 2016) -  The 2016 Federal budget includes investments to support important conservation efforts including investments in both freshwater and ocean habitats.

"The Canadian Wildlife Federation is pleased to see the Federal government begin to follow through on its commitments to invest in the conservation of the ecosystems that are the foundation of much of our economy," says Rick Bates, Acting CEO of CWF. "It is encouraging to see the government coming forward with funding that will help to improve the state of our aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and address issues such as climate change and water pollution. Wildlife and habitat provide great value to our economy through services such as recreation, food, clean water, and pollination. Investments in science and management to help conserve our natural environment are well placed and will reap long-term benefits for Canadians."

Increased support from the Federal government allows stakeholders to leverage collective commitments to finding solutions to conservation challenges. The Canadian Wildlife Federation has many programs such as Love Your Lake and the Great Canadian Campout as well as research initiatives relating to aquatic wildlife and habitat that can contribute to shared conservation goals.

"We are looking forward to discussing with the government ways we can work together to move forward the environmental initiatives laid out in the budget that we believe will be a strong benefit to all Canadians."

About the Canadian Wildlife Federation
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, developing and delivering education programs, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending changes to policy and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. For more information visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca.

Contact:
Pam Logan 
(613) 599-9594 x. 250 
(613) 222-1405 (cell)
paml@cwf-fcf.org