Minister Aglukkaq announces funding to help conserve and restore Atlantic Ecosystem
GATINEAU, QC, July 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced the Government of Canada is providing $1.968 million in funding to support 14 projects to improve the long-term sustainability of the Atlantic Ecosystem.
These investments are part of the Atlantic Ecosystem Initiatives, which is advancing the goals of the National Conservation Plan to conserve and restore important ecosystems across Canada while connecting Canadians with nature in and around their communities.
- Since 2006, the Government of Canada has invested over $10.2 million to support projects under the Atlantic Ecosystem Initiatives.
- Projects must be focused in the Atlantic Ecosystem, which includes the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Supported projects will enhance integrated ecosystem planning and decision-making; increase ecosystem knowledge and science; and undertake actions to conserve, restore and enhance ecosystem health across Atlantic Canada.
"Our Government continues to invest in targeted actions to improve the health, productivity and the long‑term sustainability of the Atlantic Ecosystem. Our investments under the Atlantic Ecosystem Initiatives are advancing the aims of the National Conservation Plan and build on the conservation and restoration efforts already underway to protect this important environment for future generations."
– The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council
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For further information: Ted Laking, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of the Environment, 819-997-1441; Media Relations, Environment Canada, 819-934-8008