Vanishing habitat requires sustainable landscaping practices. We believe that habitat loss and degradation is one of the greatest threats to the natural world and that we protect our own future by protecting habitats.
It has been reported that more than half of the world’s wildlife has vanished since 1970 and that the “current massive degradation of habitat and extinction of many of the Earth’s biota is unprecedented and is taking place on a catastrophically short timescale.”1 Without wildlife there is no healthy functioning of the ecosystem services upon which we depend. We wonder: are we destroying our planet’ s ability to support our way of life?
Our suburban neighborhoods have exchanged healthy native habitats for vast stretches of manicured lawns which contribute little of ecological value. This is simply not sustainable. Small changes in your landscape management practices as outlined in the following series of pamphlets will enable you to contribute in the much needed efforts to support wildlife. This will also add beauty and value to your homes and neighborhoods and allow you to spend more time enjoying nature in your own backyard.
Wildlife Canada states, “Without habitat, there is no wildlife. It’s that simple.” And without wildlife, there is no healthy functioning of the ecosystem services essential to ensuring our own futures.