Feds applaud WWF report
Canada’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change and a nature conservation group are applauding WWF Canada’s report that highlights the need for more action to save the country’s wildlife, but say there are signs of progress as well. Half of monitored species are declining at an alarming rate, according to the report released Thursday, which includes data on more than 900 species. The Ministry says it has already started working on several recommendations. For instance, staff have cut the backlog of species waiting to be listed under the Species At risk Act by half, said Jonathan Wilkinson, Parliamentary Secretary to Environment Minister Catherin Mckenna.