Minister of Environment Nils Clarke has issued the following statement:
“July is Wild About Wildlife Month, a time to celebrate the beauty and importance of wildlife and its critical role in our ecosystem. Yukoners and visitors alike value the remarkable diversity of wildlife species found in the territory, recognizing the vital connection between a thriving environment with healthy wildlife populations and the well-being of communities.
“The Government of Yukon is committed to ensuring responsible and sustainable stewardship of wildlife, while upholding practices rooted in scientific expertise, local insights and traditional knowledge.
“The Canada-Yukon Bilateral Nature Agreement, signed in December 2022, will help Canada reach its goal of protecting 25 per cent of land and fresh water in the country by 2025 and 30 per cent by 2030. This agreement is also foundational in continuing our important work to sustainably manage and increase our understanding of our territory’s biodiversity and species at risk.
“Keeping our environment clean and reducing human-wildlife conflicts are other ways we can help protect the Yukon’s wildlife. Whether you are on your property or on the land, take a moment to remove or secure attractants and properly dispose of waste that could harm or bring wildlife into conflict.”