This is the 3rd blog in the Face the Future Spring 2017 blog series:
Wild Thing – Take a Walk for Wildlife on Apr 12th
“Wild thing, you make my heart sing
You make everything groovy, wild thing
Wild thing, I think I love you.”
– The Troggs, “Wild Thing”
National Wildlife Week 2017 is April 9th to 15th
And what better way to celebrate than heading out into nature on Wed Apr 12th…and do the wild thing 🙂
“Nature does not hurry,
yet everything is accomplished.”
– Lao Tzu
The Canadian Wildlife Federation’s “Walk for Wildlife” is a national campaign that encourages all Canadians to get outside and experience the wildlife and natural spaces that define Canada.
There are currently 700 species of plants and animals at risk of being lost forever from Canada. They’re disappearing from our oceans, lakes, skies and landscape due to habitat loss, disease, climate change and unintentional mortality (such as collisions with windows and cars, fisheries bycatch, and more).
By walking, you’re giving voice to the animals you love while helping to maintain Canada’s wildlife diversity for future generations.
“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.”
– Baba Dioum
When I head out for my hike on Apr 12th, I will be walking for polar bears and wolves…two animals near and dear to my heart.
About the Canadian Wildlife Federation
The Canadian Wildlife Federation’s mission is to conserve and inspire the conservation of Canada’s wildlife and habitats for the use and enjoyment of all.
Canada’s 150 year history has been inextricably tied to the natural landscapes, vast wilderness and diverse wildlife that define us internationally. These are the images most often associated with Canada and the sense of wonder people feel when immersed in nature.
How we connect to nature over Canada’s next 150 years will be determined by the efforts we take to #ConserveTheWonder.
During National Wildlife Week, the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s goal is to encourage people to get reacquainted with that feeling of wonder they got the first time they were awed by nature.
However you celebrate National Wildlife Week, share your experiences using #ConserveTheWonder as we share a vision of #NatureForAll.
“Look deep into nature,
and then you will understand everything better.”
– Albert Einstein
Face the Future is an on-line environmental awareness campaign that raises awareness about how and why individuals can lessen their environmental footprint one step at a time.