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Significant progress made in marine protection

Significant progress made in marine protection

Wildlife and ecosystems need places to recover from human impacts in order to thrive

Victoria, Oct. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- World Wildlife Fund Canada congratulates the government on making significant increases in the amount of the country's marine territory protected. Marine protected areas (MPAs) where wildlife and ecosystems can recover from human impacts are vital to reverse biodiversity loss.

 David Miller, president and CEO of WWF-Canada, says:

?We're pleased that so much has been accomplished by the federal government to increase marine protection in Canada during the past two years. We've seen investment and collaboration, and we hope that this momentum continues to 2020. A robust network of MPAs in every ocean in Canada is the best way to safeguard the health of our oceans.?

 Why marine protections are important

WWF-Canada is working to:

What does ?protected? mean?

About World Wildlife Fund Canada

WWF-Canada creates solutions to the environmental challenges that matter most for Canadians. We work in places that are unique and ecologically important, so that nature, wildlife and people thrive together. Because we are all wildlife. For more information, visit wwf.ca.



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Catharine Tunnacliffe, communications specialist
World Wildlife Fund Canada
+1 647 624-5279
[email protected]

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