For more than four decades, the Canadian Wildlife Act has enabled the formation and protection of National Wildlife Areas (NWAs) across the country. These areas provide a habitat for a variety of species, covering an area of one million hectares. To ensure the safety of wildlife, wildlife crossings such as overpasses and underpasses are constructed to allow animals to cross roads safely. Additionally, the Endangered Species Act was passed to prevent species from becoming extinct due to human activity.
The RENEW initiative was launched to inform the public about the progress made in protecting endangered species. The Wildlife Service Canada was established as its own branch within the Department of Environment in order to protect nature. The Wildlife Area Regulations were modernized to better protect habitats for migratory birds, endangered species and other wild animals. To raise awareness about wildlife conservation, television vignettes were created in the 1960s. Exclusion fences are also used to prevent wildlife from crossing roads or direct them to designated areas.
The Federal Advisory Board on Wildlife Protection and the Wildlife Division were established as part of the National Parks Subdivision. Evaluating the success of Canadian wildlife campaigns is essential for understanding their effectiveness and making necessary changes. One way to measure success is by tracking public knowledge about wildlife behaviors and appropriate responses of drivers in collision situations. This can help reduce collisions or minimize their impact on humans and wildlife. Another way is by monitoring the progress made in protecting endangered species through initiatives such as RENEW.
Additionally, measuring success can be done by assessing the effectiveness of exclusion fences in preventing wildlife from crossing roads or directing them to designated areas. Overall, Canadian wildlife campaigns have been successful in protecting habitats for migratory birds, endangered species and other wild animals. However, it is important to continue measuring success in order to ensure that these campaigns remain effective and continue to make progress in protecting nature.