Going wild for jobs

January 10, 2010

The creation of the proposed Fisher Bay Provincial Park is an ideal example of how placing natural areas under protection can create numerous benefits for local residents, surrounding communities and the whole province. These benefits include the creation of new wealth and significantly contribute to sustaining a healthy environment in the Fisher Bay area. The establishment of a provincial park creates employment; jobs such as park management and maintenance will help bring prosperity to local residents. Furthermore, provincial parks attract tourists. The money spent by tourists on eco and cultural-tourism goes well beyond park borders as travellers are likely to spend time in nearby communities.

By placing the Fisher Bay area under protection, the natural landscape can stay wild. Undisturbed natural landscapes are integral in keeping a healthy ecosystem as they filter water, stores carbon, produce oxygen and are home to numerous plants and animals.



Help Keep Manitoba Wild


CPAWS Manitoba has helped establish 23 parks and protected areas thanks to people like you.

With your help, we can protect half our lands and waters for future generations of people and wildlife.