Canada’s network of protected areas provide a natural solution for climate change by conserving biodiversity, protecting ecosystem services, connecting landscapes, capturing and storing carbon, building knowledge and understanding and inspiring people.

By protecting our lands and oceans, we help fight and mitigate the effects of climate change. Lands and oceans act as carbon sinks, absorbing emissions that would otherwise heat our planet. They provide refuge and migration routes for native animal species. Protected areas tend to be more resilient to climate change.

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.
Ice: a journey into the wintry heart of our national parks
Explore ice in all its majesty and fragility.
T-shirt wisdom on climate change
Ten wearable tips on what you can do about climate change.
"Blue Carbon"on the West Coast
Parks Canada is studying the capacity of eelgrass and salt marshes to absorb carbon.
British Columbia
A map of the changing North
How will climate change affect northern parks like Tuktut Nogait?
Northwest Territories
Ice patch archaeology
Discoveries from the upper reaches of climate change.
Mapping the carbon landscape
Parks Canada’s Carbon Atlas will help us better understand the role of our protected areas in capturing and releasing carbon.
Adapting to climate change: Forillon National Park
Forillon National Park is tackling coastal erosion that has been aggravated by climate change.
Eight things you should know about natural solutions to climate change
Eight ways our protected areas serve as natural solutions to climate change.

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