Day 4 of CPAWS Week for the Wild features the North Atlantic Right Whale

The North Atlantic Right Whale is one of the most endangered whale species on the planet. There remain an estimated 400 individuals living in the western North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Canada and the U.S., a number that has been in decline for decades. We need new marine protected areas in the Atlantic Ocean to help ensure a future for this threatened species.

Plants and Animals are proud to be working with CPAWS in their 50th anniversary year to raise awareness for Week for the Wild. CPAWS is Canada’s leading national voice for wilderness protection and over the past fifty years has played a key role in the creation of over two-thirds of Canada’s protected areas. That amounts to about half a million square kilometres – an area bigger than the entire Yukon Territory! CPAWS’ vision is that Canada will protect at least half of our public lands and waters.

Week for the Wild is a fundraising week for the protection of endangered species in Canada. We have created seven videos that we will be releasing over the next week, each one featuring an endangered species. The videos are made entirely by the members of Plants and Animals - directed by the Woodman, live illustrations by Warren, and flute by Nic, with narration by Henry Rose.

The week will culminate with a Nature Nocturne show at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa on October 25th. Plants and Animals will be performing, as will Hilotrons. Visit nature.ca/en/plan-your-visit/nature-nocturne for more info and tickets.

Visit CPAWS.org for more info and to donate

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