The Canadian Wildlife Act was passed with the aim of creating, managing, and protecting national wildlife areas. This regulation currently designates 55 national wildlife areas across Canada, providing approximately 1 million hectares of habitat for wildlife species. To further support the conservation of wildlife in Canada, the Endangered Species Act was passed to prevent the disappearance of species and ensure their recovery.
Wildlife Service Canadawas established as its own branch within the Department of the Environment.
The Scott Islands National Marine Wildlife Area was the first National Marine Wildlife Area established under the Wildlife Act. The Act was amended to include all terrestrial species of flora and fauna and all species found within 200 nautical miles of the Canadian coast. The Wildlife Area Regulations were modernized to better protect priority habitats for migratory birds, endangered species, and other wild animals. The Endangered Wildlife Recovery (RENEW) initiative was launched to inform the public about progress made in protecting endangered species.
In the 1960s, wildlife vignettes were created as a pioneering effort to use television to interest the public in wildlife conservation. The Canadian Wildlife Federation continues to work with regional partners, community groups, lake associations, and individuals to reduce risks to turtles. In addition to these strategies, there are a number of other initiatives that have been implemented in order to protect Canada's wildlife. For example, the Species at Risk Act (SARA) was passed in 2002 in order to protect endangered species and their habitats. The Act also provides for recovery strategies for species at risk and encourages public participation in their protection.
The Canadian government has also implemented a number of programs that provide financial support for conservation efforts. For example, the Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) provides funding for projects that help conserve species at risk and their habitats. The program also provides funding for research projects that help improve our understanding of species at risk and their habitats. In addition, the Canadian government has established a number of protected areas across the country. These areas are managed by Parks Canada and provide important habitat for many species of wildlife.
These protected areas are also important for recreational activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, and bird watching. Overall, there are a number of strategies that have been implemented in order to protect Canada's wildlife. These strategies include passing legislation such as the Canadian Wildlife Act and Endangered Species Act, launching initiatives such as RENEW and creating wildlife vignettes, providing financial support through programs such as HSP, and establishing protected areas managed by Parks Canada.