Protecting Nature and Teaching Kids to Camp

September 26, 2019

Canada is unmatched in its natural beauty. 

We have the longest coastline in the world, one-fifth of the world’s fresh water, and vast and wild forests. But climate change is putting them all at risk. 

It’s now more important than ever to protect the forests, lakes, rivers, and oceans we all know and love. 

Since 2015, we’ve already made investments to protect Canada’s oceans and wildlife. We’ve conserved land areas 3.5 times the size of Nova Scotia. And we increased the amount of marine and coastal areas protected to 14% — that’s up from only about 1% in 2015. But we have to do more. 

That’s why we’re going to conserve and protect 25% of our land and oceans by 2025 — and work towards 30% by 2030.

And as we protect more of our natural spaces, we’re going to help build the next generation of environmental champions by making sure all kids get to experience Canada’s natural beauty firsthand.

To do that, we’re going to expand the Learn to Camp program, including making it more accessible to lower- and middle-income Canadians — so every kid can learn the skills to enjoy our great outdoors. 

We only get one planet and one Canada. The Liberal team will protect it for our kids and grandkids to enjoy — today and for years to come.

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