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Nature and Climate Grant Program

By improving and increasing viable habitat for biodiversity and carbon, we can help wildlife thrive and fight climate change at the same time.

Fighting biodiversity loss and climate change

Canada is facing the dual crises of biodiversity loss and climate breakdown. The decline of at-risk species is driven largely by habitat loss, which is also driving climate change: One-third of climate-change-causing greenhouse gas emissions result from the destruction of trees, ground cover, peatlands, and coastal plants and ecosystems. Nature-based climate solutions use the unique powers of nature to both capture and store carbon, which helps mitigate climate change, and safeguard species. WWF-Canada’s Nature and Climate Grant Program helps communities and Indigenous organizations restore degraded lands and shorelines in order to improve habitats and capture carbon.

Aviva Canada is Lead Supporter of the Nature and Climate Grant Program.

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The Living Planet Report Canada 2020

WWF-Canada’s flagship report offers a window into the nation’s ecological health and provides solutions for protecting and conserving wildlife.

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No Cop Out: Why We Must Escalate our Fight Against the Climate and Biodiversity Crises

The first Earth Day in 1970 was not a celebration. It was a demonstration. Time to ramp up the political pressure once again.

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Megan Leslie on Turning ‘Possibilities Into Realities’ in 2021

In last January’s Fieldnotes, we interviewed WWF-Canada president and CEO Megan Leslie about the year to come.

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A Tale of Three Watersheds: What We Know — and Don’t Know — About the Health of Canada’s Freshwater

Canada is famously home to 20 percent of the world’s freshwater — but how well are we stewarding this supply?

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