Ban With A Plan
Ban With A Plan
Join us as we try to save our pollinators with this comprehensive five-step plan.
Grow It! Don’t Mow It!
Canada has 1.4 million kilometres of roads and 6.2 million backyards. This represents a tremendous opportunity for pollinator conservation. CWF has lots of great resources for rights-of-way managers and property owners to help you along the path.
Make a pledge to help create Canada’s Great Pollinator Pathway. When we reduce mowing and seed with native wildflowers, we can help declining bee and butterfly populations recover.
Visit HelpthePollinators.ca for more information and to make the pledge. #GrowItDontMowIt.
By The Numbers
In an open letter to the Prime Minister of Canada, the Canadian Wildlife Federation along with 15 non-profit environmental and human health organizations signed their support to urge our government to take immediate action to end the use of neonicotinoid insecticides in Canada in response to recent international developments and significant evidence of serious harm.
In addition, one of CWF’s scientists joined over 200 scientists in an open letter published in the journal Science to urge for immediate action from governments around the world to create national and international agreements to greatly restrict the use of neonics.
We’ve developed a five-step plan to not just ban neonics, but also work with farmers and policy-makers and help the environment recover from the devastating effects of these pesticides.
Ban the use of neonics
Recover Affected Species
Encourage Research and Development on Safer Pest Control Technologies
Give Farmers Alternatives
Reform How the Government Protects Our Food Supply
Banning Neonics97,890 supporters joined our petition for a legislated, national ban on the use of all forms of neonicotinoid pesticides in agriculture, horticulture, turf production and golf courses. Under the CWF proposal, emergency use of neonics would be permitted for a limited number of years, but only under cases of severe pest outbreak and with a prescription from a certified agronomist.
Pollinator Recovery120,000 Canadian Wildlife Federation supporters signed our petition asking for a national pollinator recovery action plan! Learn more about the petition and how pollinator recovery works.
What You Can Do!
Governments within Canada have been slow to respond to this serious issue. We have to take action now; our precious wildlife is counting on us.
Your contribution today is critical to support all steps of our plan. This threat is not going away. The harmful effects of neonics will be seen decades from now and we can’t afford to lose any more time thinking about the issue.
For over 55 years, CWF has been dedicated to conserving wild species and spaces and with your help the future of Canada’s wildlife and habitat is in good hands.