Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk – Program overview
The Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk (CNFASAR) is part of Canada’s Nature Initiative, launched in May 2018. The CNFASAR will provide $55 million over 5 years to support projects that help to recover aquatic species at risk, and is targeted towards two priority marine threats and seven freshwater priority places.
The objective of the CNFASAR is to slow the decline of aquatic species at risk and enable a leap forward in species recovery through the injection of targeted funding for recovery activities that address priority threats and places.
To accomplish this, the CNFASAR will seek to:
- Align with the broader integrated federal approach to conserving biodiversity (i.e. the Nature Legacy for Canada);
- Achieve protection, recovery actions and reporting that support the conservation and stewardship of species at risk;
- Promote strategic and lasting collaboration with and between Indigenous Peoples, stakeholders, and other interested parties;
- Leverage capacity, expertise and resources through collaboration and engagement; and
- Demonstrate outcomes that are transparent, measurable, timely, and align with the Government’s conservation policy priorities.
- Canada’s Nature Legacy
- Canada Nature Fund
- Habitat Stewardship Fund (HSP)
- Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk (AFSAR)
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