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Nature Community Showcase: Coastal Motion — Working for Nature in Nova Scotia

My identify is Taylor Wilson, and I’m the Species at Threat and Biodiversity Crew Lead at Coastal Motion positioned in Nova Scotia, Canada. Coastal Motion, established in December 1993, is a charitable, research-based group that addresses environmental considerations in Atlantic Canada, primarily inside the Kespukwitk (South Shore) area of Nova Scotia. Our objective is to advertise the restoration, enhancement, and conservation of the environment via analysis, training, motion, and group engagement for future generations.

Coastal Motion is at present tackling many environmental points that fall below the next theme areas: Species at Threat and & Biodiversity, Watersheds and & Water High quality, Local weather Change, Environmental Schooling, and Coastal and & Marine. Our initiatives depend on robust partnerships with different organizations, funders, and advisors to make sure profitable outcomes when working in the direction of widespread objectives that promote and preserve biodiversity and species in danger.

As a first-time participant in Nature on the Hill, I’m dedicated to selling and sharing our expertise with species in danger and biodiversity analysis and  administration, and sit up for studying from many teams advocating for the safety of our lovely Canadian ecosystems. Our participation in Nature on the Hill envisions advocating to advance and safeguard the protections of 30% of Canada’s land and water by 2030.

To advertise biodiversity and safeguard our ecological landscapes it’s essential to prioritizing and preserving well-connected corridors and areas of excessive consultant biodiversity. Safeguarding and defending our ecological landscapes requires the inclusion, assist, and views of Indigenous and native communities to additional advance protections. Encouraging and fascinating each personal and public curiosity in environmental stewardship is essential for conservation success. Elevated funding have to be directed in the direction of supporting these efforts to make sure the safety and preservation of our ecological panorama and biodiversity, together with species in danger. Moreover, additional vital habitats for aquatic and terrestrial species in danger have to be designated and guarded, and multi-species restoration and ecosystem approaches ought to proceed to be applied and amplified to guard threatened species and ecosystems.

One of many long-standing portfolios of Coastal Motion contains the conservation of the endangered Atlantic whitefish, which closely depends on funding streams such because the Habitat Stewardship Program for Aquatic Species at Threat. Sustaining availability and growing funds for habitat restoration and conservation (together with vital habitats and wildlife corridors) of species is the muse for restoration for all of our Canadian species in danger.


You possibly can assist Nature Canada and our Nature Community companions like Coastal Motion who’re going to Nature on the Hill to halt and reverse nature loss. Ship a letter to your MP calling for:

  • A robust Nationwide Biodiversity Technique that’s enforceable, equitable, and fully-funded.
  • A Nature Accountability Act to make sure that the Technique objectives are met.


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