Trudeau – Obama joint statement reaffirms conservation goals


CPAWS Manitoba applauds the re-affirmation by the Canadian and US federal governments that they intend to protect at least 17% of lands and 10% of marine areas by 2020. The goal was highlighted in a joint statement released today during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s state visit to the White House. It recognized these targets as an initial step toward greater protections and that concrete action will be taken to ‘substantially surpass these national goals in the coming years’.