Sustainable Development Goal 17 – Partnerships
Sunset on Mount Hereford, Quebec (Photo by MRC de Coaticook)
Established in 2012, the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) address global challenges related to the environment, health and equality, creating a blueprint for a better world. The Nature Conservancy of Canada is helping, through our projects, to reach five of the SDGs.
The United Nations stresses that sustainable development goals cannot be met without close collaboration among countries.
Nature has no borders. Species whose habitat extends on either side of the Canada/U.S. border, for example, should be able to move freely from one country to the other. And, because of climate change, species will be forced to migrate north to find new suitable habitats.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is collaborating with partners in the U.S. to conserve large, cross-border natural corridors. As part of the Ecological Corridors project, which aims to mobilize communities to protect forest and water corridors in Quebec, we are working to conserve connections between natural areas in southern Canada and their extensions in Maine, New York State and Vermont.
The charitable organization American Friends of Canadian Nature (AFCN), based in the U.S., is aware of the challenges facing the movement of different species. That is why it is working with conservation organisations in Canada to promote cross-border connectivity. NCC is one of its partners.
Did you know?
American citizens can contribute to the protection of natural areas in Canada by donating to AFCN.
As part of their Birds without Borders project, an American donation provides access to various sources of government funding. This matching structure makes it possible to generate up to four times the initial amount of the gift for conservation in Canada.
How to help
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