Celebrate National Wildlife Week April 8-14

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Canadians are being encouraged to celebrate National Wildlife Week between April 8 and 14 by taking positive actions to show how much they appreciate nature.

“Wildlife are a source of learning, adventure, food, health and employment. This National Wildlife Week we want Canadians of all ages to join us in saying thank you to wildlife by becoming champions for conservation,” said Rick Bates, CEO of The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF), in a release.

The campaign includes a variety of suggestions for ways the public can help wildlife. This might include slowing down vehicle speeds in migratory pathways, reducing reliance on single use plastics, sharing wildlife observations or planting for pollinators.

Seven species and seven daily themes are being highlighted by CWF to demonstrate how much we have to be grateful for, including Humans, who were selected because they are critical to the success of conservation efforts.

Other species that were selected include Caribou, Little Brown Bats, Black Capped Chickadees, Atlantic Salmon, North Atlantic Right Whales and Monarch butterflies (pictured).

The public can visit NationalWildlifeWeek.org for more information and Canadians are being encouraged to share their thoughts, actions and nature photography on social media using the hashtag #ThankYouWildlife.

Photo by USFWS (cc)