In a recent 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
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 57 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.