Posted August 05, 2018 10:22:56 The Canadian government announced on Tuesday it has launched a new wildlife sanctuary research program to teach people about the importance of wildlife and the natural world.
The Natural Environment Research Council of Canada (NERC) said the research is part of a larger effort to improve the country’s knowledge of wildlife.
“Canada is an internationally renowned place to live, work and play, but for many of us, wildlife has become a major source of concern and loss to our country,” NERC chair Jane Garvey said in a news release.
The program, which began in June, is aimed at developing knowledge and skills to better protect and manage wildlife in Canadian parks and reserves.
“We are also looking to build on the success of this research to expand the scope of the program to cover more areas of Canada,” Garvey added.
The NERC, which was created in 2012, is the largest national scientific organization dedicated to the protection of the natural environment.
It is tasked with conducting research on environmental and cultural issues that affect all Canadians, including wildlife, fish, plants and animals.
“In this context, the NERC is working with scientists from universities, parks and regional offices to address the many conservation and conservation-related issues that we face today, including the loss of species and the threat to the ecosystem,” Garvez said.
The program is open to anyone in Canada who is at least 16 years old, has a high school diploma or GED and wants to pursue a research project related to wildlife.
The first two years of the NERC program will be focused on teaching wildlife management.
The next two years will focus on learning about the history and ecology of wildlife, and then on applying that knowledge to the conservation and management of other species.
“The NERCs current research agenda is focused on understanding the impacts of the global environment and our relationship to wildlife on our natural landscapes and natural resources, as well as the impact of climate change on wildlife,” the release said.