two hundred of Canada’s leading nature organizations are calling on the Prime Minister to ensure the
17 November 2021
And we must deliver a comprehensive plan — with timelines and targets — to halt and reverse nature loss by 2030 and bring nature to full recovery by 2050. [...] Despite the historic nature investment in Budget 2021 and advancement of protected areas, studies show that Canadian laws and policies to safeguard biodiversity have fallen short and we continue to lose nature faster than we can recover it.2 To achieve the commitments to halt and reverse nature loss made in the G20 Rome Leaders’ Declaration and your platform, a whole-of-government approach to ensu. [...] The commitment to establish 10 new national parks and 10 new national marine conservation areas, and co-managing them with Indigenous nations, is an ambitious and important goal as part of the commitment to protect 25 per cent of land and ocean by 2025 and 30 per cent by 2030. [...] The strategy should focus on protecting, restoring and connecting private and public urban and peri-urban natural landscapes facing significant biodiversity and climate pressures and must include action to make green space accessible and welcoming for everyone. [...] We look forward to working with you and with all parliamentarians to implement your conservation commitments and ensure Canada has a comprehensive biodiversity strategy and action plan with targets and timelines that will allow us to do our part to build a nature-positive, carbon neutral and equitable Canada for all.