WWF- Canada


wwf-logo.jpgFor half a century, WWF has worked to protect the future of nature. WWF (World Wildlife Fund) is Canada’s largest international conservation organization with the active support of more than 150,000 Canadians. We connect the power of a strong global network to on-the-ground conservation efforts across Canada, with offices in Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, St. John’s, Iqaluit and Inuvik. Our Mission: To stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by:

  • Ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable.
  • Promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
  • conserving the world’s biological diversity

Go visit this site to find out more about wild-lives:

http://www.wwf.ca/

Conservation Ontario

Conservation Ontario is a nonprofit association that represents the network of 36 Conservation Authorities.

Conservation Authorities are community-based watershed management agencies dedicated to conserving, restoring and managing Ontario’s natural resources on a watershed basis.

The office of Conservation Ontario is located in Newmarket Ontario. It is governed by a six member elected Board of Directors and directed by a Council made up of Conservation Authority representatives. Conservation Ontario is funded primarily by its members, supplemented by project funding and contract work.

Fore more info. visit: http://conservationontario.ca/

Help save the Salamanders

Salamanders are in a terrible crisis. Many salamander species are disappearing from the wild. Unfortunately, due to their secretive lifestyles, salamanders are not commonly seen by people. This means the decline in salamanders largely goes unnoticed – even as species become extirpated (locally extinct and exterminated). Salamanders are further at risk due to the fact that few conservation groups are solely devoted to their recovery, and the general public is largely indifferent to saving ”slimy amphibians.”1340120697.jpg

How can you help?

  • If you encounter a salamander in the wild (whether in land or water) admire it by observation only. Salamanders have very absorbent skin and the oils and salts from human hands can seriously harm them. Chemicals on the hands such as insect repellents, sunblock, and lotions can further cause damage. The risk of skin damage that could result in secondary skin infections, as well as bone and muscle injuries from struggling are also a threat. For these reasons salamanders should never be mauled or handled by novices. Unfortunately, some people attempt to ‘rescue’ the salamanders that they find. In doing so, they are only capturing the animals and removing them from their natural habitat. A small salamander on its own does not need to be rescued. These animals are capable of caring for themselves. Therefore, a tiny salamander is not lost or abandoned by its parents. They do not need to be rescued from the cold either, these animals are amphibians not reptiles, and as such are very cold hardy. Salamanders have even been observed walking over snow or ice in early March. If you find a salamander simply leave it alone, just admire it by observation, and do not capture it. It does not need your help!

check out the link below to seek more information on how can you help conserve the Salamander species:

https://www.savethesalamanders.com/how-you-can-help.html

Conservation Ontario

Conservation Ontario is a non-governmental organization that represents the 36 Image result for Conservation OntarioConservation Authorities within Ontario. Conservation authority is local, community-based public organizations that represent a grouping of municipalities on a watershed basis and work in partnership with others to manage their respective watersheds, including Oak Ridges Moraine. Conservation Ontario is responsible for their own projects related to watershed management, climate change, green economy, and etc..

About Conservation Ontario :

  • Conservation Ontario is a nonprofit association that represents the network of 36 Conservation Authorities.
  • Conservation Authorities are community-based watershed management agencies dedicated to conserving, restoring and managing Ontario’s natural resources on a watershed basis.

Conservation Ontario’s Responsibility :

  • Collective Corporate Services
  • Government Relations
  • Policy and Program Development
  • Building and Maintaining Partnerships
  • Corporate Communications
  • Research and Information
  • Evaluation and Reporting
  • Education and Training

For more information about Conservation Ontario, visit http://conservationontario.ca/.

 

YR Student Water Conservation Program

Image result for york regionYR Student Water Conservation Program is a program runs by York Region, involving students in York Region. Student Water Conservation Program does different kinds of projects such as Beach Water Testing, Drinking Water Source Protection and etc., all by students and managers of York Region. York Region Student Water Conservation Program is very significant in a way that students are being responsible by their own wills of protecting the environment of their neighbor, and the solutions to the pre-existing problems are being researched by running different projects. For more information of York Region Student Water Conservation Program, visit (http://www.york.ca/wps/portal/yorkhome/environment/yr/waterandwastewater/studentwaterconservationprograms/)

Benefits of the Moraine

One of the Moraine’s most important functions is that it acts as a water recharge and discharge system. Permeable sands and gravel absorb and collect rain and melted snow, which then slowly filter into the deep aquifers, or wet underground layers of water-bearing permeable rock or unconsolidated materials, below the ground. This groundwater is then used in private and public wells across the Moraine, providing clean drinking water to more than 250,000 people.  It is because of this function that the Moraine is often described as southern Ontario’s rain barrel.

To learn more about the moraine, here is one site that you can go to:

http://www.moraineforlife.org/living/aboutmoraine.php

 

Toronto and Region Conservation Association

Formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Hazel, TRCA has a strong history in watershed management and leadership in applying sustainability practices.  Today, we own more than 40,000 acres of land in the Toronto region, employ more than 475 full time employees and coordinate hundreds of volunteers each year.

With decades of practical experience in protecting our environment, educating young people, and engaging communities, TRCA works with governments, businesses, and individuals to build a greener, cleaner healthier place to live

To learn more about how to conserve you environment go to the link below:

https://trca.ca/about/