Celebrating a Canadian success story
On May 15, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Canada’s National Conservation Plan (NCP), with an emphasis on conservation, restoration and connecting Canadians to nature. As part of the NCP, the Government of Canada has committed to renewing the Natural Areas Conservation Program for another five years, with an additional $100-million investment.
NCC administers the program and has committed to match every federal dollar 2:1. The new funding commitment brings the total contribution by the government of Canada to $345 million.
NCC has matched the federal government’s contributions to drive more than $600 million in conservation action to date, thanks to donations from individuals, corporations, other governments and more.
This funding was designated for the conservation of important natural habitat in communities across southern Canada.