The Canadian Wilderness Stewardship Program brings together youth participants from three Indigenous communities in Manitoba.
Eight years. That’s how long it’s been since the Manitoba government missed its first self-imposed deadline to protect our threatened caribou. A federal deadline came and went nearly a year ago. To make matters worse, the province still has not even scheduled key consultations. And our sources indicate that the province’s end-of-2018 deadline may also slip by with no plans in place.
Guest blog post by volunteer Kati Nagy
Manitoba is my home. I grew up thinking that Winnipeg and the southern part of the province was farmland for a long time. Images of settlers in a distant past Laura Ingalls style came to mind, creating this farmland. Perhaps you were like me, shocked to realize that an entire ecosystem had been thriving here for eons before this land was converted into farms.
Winnipeg – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) released its annual Parks Report today, What’s Next: Parks and Protected Areas to 2020 and Beyond, which recommends how governments in Canada – federal, provincial, territorial and Indigenous – can work together to almost double our current protected areas to achieve our international commitment to protect at least 17% of our landscape by 2020, and to plan for the longer-term work needed to reverse the catastrophic and ongoing decline in nature. Canada has the biggest opportunity in a generation to protect nature – and this report provides a roadmap for action.