Partnering with First Nations, Métis and Inuit in their traditional lands and waters, Indigenous-led conservation supports and embraces Indigenous Knowledge, sovereignty and governance while focusing on the specific needs of local communities and nations. After all, these communities are the experts who’ve been stewarding these lands and waters since time immemorial. Their leadership is crucial to conserving wildlife and habitat as well as advancing reconciliation and ensuring economic stability and food security.
As we move forward with our new 10-year strategic plan, we are committed to working according to Indigenous Guidance and Knowledge, including partnering with and supporting Indigenous communities where and when requested. This approach is essential to conserving and restoring ecosystems, reversing wildlife loss and fighting climate change with nature.