Canada has long been a leader in wildlife conservation, with pioneering efforts to use television to interest the public in wildlife protection and the establishment of the first Federal Advisory Board on Wildlife Protection and the Wildlife Division. The Endangered Species Act was passed to help prevent the disappearance of wildlife species in Canada, while the Canadian Wildlife Act was amended to include all terrestrial species of flora and fauna and all species found within 200 nautical miles of the Canadian coast. This constituted the first parliamentary authority for the creation of marine protected areas in Canada.
Wildlife Service Canadawas created as its own branch within the Department of the Environment.
In order to ensure the recovery of wildlife species that are extirpated, endangered, or threatened as a result of human activity, and manage species of special interest to prevent them from becoming endangered or threatened, research is conducted to inform Canadian wildlife campaigns. The Scott Islands National Marine Wildlife Area became the first National Marine Wildlife Area established under Canada's Wildlife Act, and more than 40 years later, Regulations currently designate 55 national wildlife areas across Canada that provide approximately 1 million hectares of habitat for wildlife species. The Endangered Wildlife Recovery (RENEW) initiative was launched with the support of Canada's Council of Wildlife Ministers as a means of informing the public about progress made in protecting endangered species. The Wildlife Area Regulations were modernized to better protect the priority habitats required for the conservation of migratory birds, endangered species and other wild animals in Canada. In conclusion, research is essential for informing Canadian wildlife campaigns in order to protect and conserve wildlife species in Canada. This includes initiatives such as the Endangered Species Act, Canadian Wildlife Act, Scott Islands National Marine Wildlife Area, Endangered Wildlife Recovery (RENEW) initiative, and modernized Wildlife Area Regulations. By conducting research and implementing campaigns that focus on conservation, Canada is taking a proactive approach to protecting its wildlife.
Through these efforts, we can ensure that our country's unique biodiversity is preserved for generations to come.