Government of Canada announces $340 million to support Indigenous-led conservation

By Environment and Climate Change Canada
Cision Newswire
August 12, 2021

The Minister of Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada announced an investment of up to $340 million in new funding over five years to support Indigenous leadership in nature conservation… [Up] to $173 million will fund new and existing Indigenous Guardians initiatives and the development of Indigenous Guardians Networks … Over $166 million will support Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas, which are lands, waters, and ice where Indigenous leadership is a defining attribute in the decisions and actions that protect and conserve an area… Indigenous-led conservation will play a central role in implementing the commitment to protect biodiversity and conserve 25 percent of land and inland waters and 25 percent of marine and coastal areas by 2025, working toward 30 percent by 2030.

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