Charities in this fund support research and conservation efforts to protect the natural environment.
The Ontario Land Trust Alliance represents numerous land trusts across Ontario and promotes excellency in their work. Last year, they supported the purchase of 21 properties covering over 600 hectares.olta.ca
Environmental Defence works to defend clean water, the climate, and healthy communities in Canada. They focus on 6 main issues: ensuring safe products, stopping climate change and creating jobs in the clean economy, growing Ontario's Greenbelt, protecting Canada's fresh water, ending plastic pollution, and helping beach and marinas reach the blue flag eco certification.environmentaldefence.ca
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certifies timber products to ensure responsibly managed forests as well as social and environmental best practices along the supply chain. They help consumers make choices at the product level to support healthy forests and an ethical forest industry. 16% of Canada's forests are FSC certified, and FSC issued 633 chain of custody certificates in Canada last year.ca.fsc.org
The Nature Conservancy of Canada works to conserve important natural areas and biological diversity in Canada. They have identified over 100 natural areas for critical protection and 209 species at risk, with 32% of those species having their habitat maintained by The Nature Conservancy of Canada. Last year, they were able to secure and conserve 329,849 acres through their securement projects and conservation agreements.natureconservancy.ca
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