Nature and science

Parks Canada scientists and Indigenous knowledge holders work together to conserve nature. We create and manage protected areas. We protect species and habitats. We help nature adapt to climate change. We restore natural areas.

Create and support new protected areas

Parks Canada and partners create, grow, and manage protected areas.

Restore and recover nature

Parks Canada works to restore and recover plant and animal species and their home.

Climate change and protected areas

Parks Canada works with nature to reduce the effects of climate change, and to help us adapt.

Indigenous leadership in conservation

Indigenous peoples have stewarded landscapes for millennia. Together we protect and restore nature.

Protect nature across lands and waters

Species live in and out of protected areas. Parks Canada collaborates to protect nature across boundaries.

Wildlife webcams and remote cameras

Our cameras capture the wild lives of wildlife.

Parks Canada conservation

Explore the top stories from the front lines of our science and conservation work. 

A healthy dose of fire: prescribed fires at Parks Canada

Parks Canada has used prescribed fire as a tool for over 40 years to restore ecosystems.
Restore and recover nature

Connecting wildlife habitats for a healthy planet

Nature needs its connections, big and small.
Protect nature across lands and waters

Making roads safer for wildlife at Parks Canada

We’re all in the driver’s seat to make a difference for wildlife!
Restore and recover nature

Saving cold water loving fish in mountain national parks

Parks Canada is restoring threatened Westslope Cutthroat Trout and aquatic ecosystems in Alberta.
Restore and recover nature

Environmental DNA at Parks Canada

Parks Canada is using eDNA across the country to help monitor and restore healthy ecosystems.
Restore and recover nature

Invasive species: aquatic ecosystems under stress at Parks Canada

Parks Canada and partners are using innovative ways to tackle aquatic invasive species.
Restore and recover nature

Restoring a quiet environment for whales

Canada’s protected waters are home to many at-risk whales. Keeping waters as quiet as possible is key for their survival.
Restore and recover nature

Birds and climate change: can they stay or will they go?

By 2050, one in four birds in Parks Canada places may need to find new homes as a result of increased greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate change

National urban parks: conserve and connect, together

Parks Canada is collaborating with partners to protect a network of natural areas in urban centers.
Create new protected areas

Bison and the power of partnerships

Protecting bison cannot be done alone. Parks Canada works in partnership with many Indigenous communities to help bison grow and thrive.
Indigenous leadership

Care for the land: Parks Canada works to control invasive alien species

Parks Canada works with many groups to protect threatened ecosystems and wildlife from IAS.
Restore and recover nature

More national marine conservation areas for healthier environments, communities, and livelihoods

Parks Canada is leading and supporting the creation of 10 new NMCAs by 2025.
Create new protected areas

Nature and science videos

Learn about our conservation work to protect and restore nature, and how you can help.

Watch our videos to learn more

Take part in conservation

There are lots of ways to get involved in protecting nature.

Learn how to help protect the places you love
Citizen science

National program for ecological corridors

To continue to play their important role, protected and conserved areas must also be connected. That is where ecological corridors come into play.

Learn more about connected landscapes

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