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This section offers a listing of the department's backgrounders issued in the last year. These backgrounders provide supplementary information on various Environment Canada programs, services and initiatives. The menu on the left allows you to explore these backgrounders by subjects of Acts and Regulations, Air, Climate Change, Enforcement, Environmental Emergencies, Environmental Indicators, Funding, Nature, Pollution and Waste, Science and Technology, Sustainable Development, Water, and Weather and Meteorology.
- Canadian Recipients of the 2013-2015 North American Partnership for Environment Community Action (NAPECA) Grant Program
The North American Partnership for Environment Community Action (NAPECA) is a two-year $1.2 million grant program that supports innovative, community-based activities to address North America’s environmental challenges.(Published date:2014-03-04)
- Canada’s Environment Minister Affirms Commitment to Clean Up Lake Winnipeg
This backgrounder highlights completed and ongoing projects funded by the Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund. Round 6 represents the most recent projects to receive funding.(Published date:2014-02-19)
- Working Together to Protect the Greater Sage-Grouse
The Government of Canada has committed $2.1 million in funding over the next 10 years for a new and innovative Greater Sage-Grouse captive breeding and rearing program at the Calgary Zoo. The Government of Alberta will also contribute $2.1 million.(Published date:2014-01-23)
- Operation Longtooth
On December 14, 2011, Environment Canada charged Gregory (Greg) Logan of Woodmans Point, New Brunswick, for offences under the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (WAPPRIITA).(Published date:2013-10-02)
- Canada’s Species at Risk Act: Taking Action for Greater Sage-Grouse in Canada
The Species at Risk Act came into force in 2003. The purpose of the Act is to: 1. prevent wildlife species from becoming extinct or lost from the wild in Canada; 2. help recover species that are extirpated, endangered or threatened; 3. ensure species of special concern do not become endangered or threatened.(Published date:2013-09-17)
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