What is National Wildlife Week?

National Wildlife Week was established in 1947 to encourage Canadians to learn more about wildlife and the places they call home. To explore safely nearby nature and to do simple projects that will benefit our wildlife. 

The week was originally recognized on the birthday, April 10, of the late Jack Miner, who was one of the first conservationists to determine the migratory paths of North American bird species.  He was also recognized for helping to save the Canadian Goose from the threat of extinction.

The NWT is home to a diverse group of plants and animals that have an important place in our economy and our cultures. With research and monitoring, we are arming ourselves with the knowledge we need to help stop species from going extinct because of human activity.

During National Wildlife Week ENR will be sharing educational resources and stories to promote awareness, respect and preservation for our wildlife in the NWT.