Day Four of the 12 Days of Christmas Spirit for Mother Nature highlights the Canadian Wildlife Federation and Tree Canada.
100% Canadian, they also sell some pretty adorable stuffies of threatened Canadian Animal species.
Founded in 1962, the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) works to conserve Canadian wildlife and land for Canadians to enjoy in the future. The charity’s programs are designed around three main strategies: connecting Canadians to nature, maintaining healthy wildlife populations, and conserving and restoring the environment.Source – Canadian Wildlife Federation
In 2014, CWF’s advocacy program successfully moved three bat species onto the Species at Risk Act (SARA), increasing the level of protection on the species. The charity’s Help the Bats Campaign had been fighting for bat protection throughout 2013.
White-nose syndrome is a big concern for the bats. This disease, caused by a fungus, affects the bats while they are hibernating. It causes them to wake up more often, which uses all of their energy reservers that they have stored for hibernation and the result is devastating. Want to learn more about these amazing mammals, check out my blog Bats are So Cool!
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the next best time is today – Chinese Proverb.
Several years ago, I was the Naturalization Coordinator for a school in Calgary. I wrote a grant request for funding from Tree Canada and fortunately received it. The money from this grant enabled us to plant several species of native trees in the schools naturalization area.
In the past 25 years, “Tree Canada has planted over 80 million trees and greened more than 600 schoolyards across the country.” Source – Tree Canada
It takes seven or eight trees to produce oxygen for one person! Get out and hug a tree today!
DYK – there is an Aspen Grove in Utah that is 80,000 years old! It is known as Pando, or The Trembling Giant.
Merry Christmas and Happy Hiking!