North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Canada)
WHC is proud to be a member of the North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Canada), which is made up of members from federal and provincial/territorial governments and non-government organizations.
“The North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Canada) was established in 1990 by the federal Minister of the Environment to provide a national mechanism for the implementation of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP), and to take a leadership role in wetlands policy and awareness.
NAWCC (Canada) provides leadership to the Canadian Habitat and Species Joint Ventures through which NAWMP goals are achieved. It also serves as the national coordinating committee for developing and implementing national level wetland policies and programs in Canada.
The Council envisions a Canada that has abundant and resilient wetlands, waterfowl and other wetland dependent species that are sustained and valued. The Council works to achieve this vision through five Strategies:
- Oversee the administration and guide the implementation of the NAWMP in Canada and provide advice on the Plan (to the Plan Committee).
- Influence policies, regulations and legislation to conserve and restore Canada’s wetlands.
- Influence science and technology priorities in order to support wetlands and other wetland dependent species conservation in Canada.
- Provide information on wetlands, waterfowl, and other wetland dependent species to support informed decision-making.
- Develop communications and outreach programs and materials for wetlands, waterfowl, and other wetland dependent species conservation as guided by the national communication plan.”