The UN NatureCOP assembly in Montreal is an opportunity to cease the biodiversity collapse. To indicate world leaders how necessary this chance is to Canadians, Nature Canada’s NatureBus Tour criss-crosses the nation amassing messages of hope from nature lovers and sharing them with the world in Montreal

Put your letter on the NatureBus!

We partnered with artist Patrick Thompson, who has exhibited internationally in portray, sculpture, printmaking and public installations, and native companions in communities from every bus launch area to design the three buses that may journey to NatureCOP. The patterns behind the species are consultant of an 18th-century type of camouflage titled Razzle Dazzle, supposed to distort ships on the water. In collaboration with native youngsters, designs of region-specific endangered species had been wrapped on the bus.

Let’s meet these fascinating species!

king salmon

Also referred to as “King Salmon,” these highly effective fish are the most important Pacific salmon species. Some Chinook salmon have been recorded over 1.5 meters in size!

Chinook salmon are going through a tidal wave of complicated and interrelated points corresponding to local weather change, overfishing and habitat destruction. Man-made dams additionally stop Chinook salmon from reaching their spawning grounds.

Faux stranglers

With their thick, hooked beaks and nickname “the one actually predatory songbirds,” you’d suppose these badass carnivores would don’t have anything to concern. Well-known for impaling prey – from grasshoppers to mice – on thorns or barbed wire, what may presumably put them in peril?

The best menace to the loggerhead shrike is land improvement and the ensuing habitat loss. Pesticides additionally endanger loggerheads by killing key prey and bioaccumulating in surviving prey. Auto strikes will also be lethal, as loggerhead shrikes typically hunt alongside roads.

Blanding’s turtle

Blanding’s Turtles would possibly seem like they’re at all times smiling resulting from their curved mouths, however life is a tricky one for these solitary reptiles.

Regardless of having lengthy pure lifespans of as much as 80 years, blanding turtles are in bother, threatened by habitat loss and highway die-offs. Because the wetlands they name house are destroyed, they need to journey larger and larger distances to search out locations to dwell, nest, and forage. All too typically their travels take them alongside roads the place they get run over.

forest caribou

Woodland caribou dwell within the boreal forests of Canada and require huge, uninterrupted and undisturbed areas of appropriate habitat to outlive. Not like their far north arctic tundra counterparts, woodland caribou keep within the forest year-round quite than having to journey lengthy distances between seasons.

With a lot of the boreal forest below growing strain from logging, mining, and oil and gasoline operations, and 90 % unprotected, it is no marvel that woodland caribou are endangered by habitat destruction and human intervention corresponding to highway and pipeline development.

Bohemian cuckoo bumblebees

These medium-sized bumblebees are considerably opportunistic little buggers who will take over different bumblebees’ already established colonies quite than begin their very own. Nonetheless, they play a vital position in ecosystems as pure pollinators.

Bohemian cuckoo bumblebees are endangered resulting from declines in host species such because the yellow-banded bumblebee, pesticides, habitat loss, and local weather change.

Why endangered species want NatureCOP

We’re at the moment residing within the biggest mass extinction for the reason that dinosaurs.

Amid this biodiversity disaster, the Canadian authorities has pledged to halt and reverse wildlife loss by 2030. Thus far, nevertheless, there isn’t a plan for it.

NatureCOP provides Canada’s representatives a singular alternative to push for a plan. The Publish-2020 World Biodiversity Framework, a brand new world settlement to halt and reverse biodiversity loss over the following decade, is anticipated to be signed at NatureCOP. It may imply actual motion to guard biodiversity.

Inform PM Trudeau and his ministers that you simply count on outcomes from NatureCOP. Ship your letter to Montreal on the NatureBus right this moment!