Canada is investing C$14.7 million – that’s the equivalent of about £8.5 million – to put aside 7,900 hectares for wildlife conservation in the Rocky Mountains.
They are beautiful – I visited there far too long ago – and I’m delighted to hear of this move.
The funding will expand a tract of land in the south-east of British Columbia. The initiative will help protect about 40 species. Grizzly bears, wolverines, peregrine falcons and mountain caribou will benefit.
The investment comes from federal and provincial governments. It will add 14% more land to the existing Darkwoods Conservation Area, which has valleys, mountains and lakes and which connects to an existing network of wildlife management areas and parkland.
Find out more about why the Darkwoods Conservation Area matters