Learn how Parks Canada and its partners are protecting species, habitats and ecosystems.

Blue carbon on the West Coast
Parks Canada is studying the ability of coastal ecosystems to absorb carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas.
Climate change and protected areas
Scanning the bugs
Using a genetic identification method called "Barcode of Life," researchers complete a major survey of insect diversity.
Ecological monitoring
Restoring the clam gardens of the Coast Salish peoples
For the Coast Salish peoples, clam gardens have always been both pantries and classrooms.
Indigenous ecological knowledge
Testing the waters: one advisor’s role in creating new National Marine Conservation Areas
Marine Areas Establishment Advisor Diane Blanchard has a unique role in helping create protected areas.
Creating new protected areas
Managing ships and whales in the St. Lawrence Estuary
Parks Canada is working with the shipping industry to reduce collisions between vessels and whales.
Protecting species in national parks
Helping the Greater Sage-Grouse strut his stuff
A University of Alberta researcher is working with Parks Canada to help restore the sagebrush ecosystem in Grasslands National Park.
Conserving and restoring ecosystems

What we're doing