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World Environment Day 2021: Statement From The Minister Of Environment And Climate Change, The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson

GATINEAU, QC, June 5, 2021 /CNW/ - "Today is World Environment Day and this year's theme of "Ecosystem Restoration" has a special resonance for Canadians. "Nature is a fundamental part of our national identity. Canadians understand the value of nature and wild spaces, and the essential role they play in our health and well-being. Part of building back better, after more than a year of pandemic measures, is the recognition of just how much healthy ecosystems are the foundation of every part of our lives. Yesterday, to mark the occasion, I planted a sapling at the Maplewood Flats Conservation Area with a local partner, the Wild Bird Trust BC. Whether we are planting trees in urban parks, restoring wetlands that prevent flooding, cleaning up plastic pollution or conserving vast tracts of boreal forest and keeping marine coastlands intact, we depend on nature for clean air and water, food and medicine, security from natural disasters, cultural connection, and personal peace of mind.
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International Day For Biological Diversity 2021: Statement From The Minister Of Environment And Climate Change, The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, May 22, 2021 /CNW/ - "Today, the world marks International Day for Biological Diversity, and this year's theme is 'We're part of the solution #ForNature.'. "In Canada, we take great pride in our nature and wildlife. Nature sparks the Canadian imagination, even more so during these difficult times with the COVID-19 pandemic. More and more Canadians are finding a source of relief and inspiration in their parks and green spaces.