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Take action this Earth Day to protect the places we love!

Planet Earth is a shared home for humans and millions of other species, and our fates and well-being are interdependent.

In 2010, Canada endorsed the United Nations target to protect at least 17 percent of the planet’s land and inland waters by 2020. This national commitment was then adopted in the Ontario Biodiversity Strategy (target 13), opening the door to a new and welcome opportunity to protect the places we love.

Currently, less than 11 percent of Ontario is protected. We need to work together to make sure the next three years count so that wild species and wild spaces are protected for generations to come.

Protected areas are the cornerstone of efforts to conserve the diversity of life on Earth. By signing the declaration, you will be part of a movement demanding governments meet their protected areas targets, and respect Indigenous responsibilities and rights.

We need your voice to ensure the governments of Ontario and Canada meet the commitment to protect at least 17 percent of lands and inland waters by 2020.

Take action this Earth Day! Sign the declaration to show you care about protected places.