In Canada, we need wildlife. Wildlife is undomesticated animals living in the wild, including those who are hunted for food, or profit. In Canada, we have 400 different kinds of birds, and 200 natives of mammals. If we didn't have wildlife we wouldn't have the first nations. One of the main reasons why the first nations came is for our wildlife. The first nations used our wildlife for clothing and for food. They made beaver hats, fur jackets, etc. They used the clothing they made from wildlife as trading material. The Aboriginal people believed that they had a connection with the land, water, and wildlife. The buffalo or bison roamed the west and the nomadic people of the Prairies followed the great herds and hunted them for survival. In Canada's far north, the Inuit primarily rely on the hunting of sea mammals and land animals for food. Their subsistence-based life played and still plays a significant role in their culture. However, colonization and modernization have made their food supply and subsistence activities vulnerable. The benefits of wildlife to Canadians extend well beyond our economy. They represent the very essence of Canada. Wildlife helps us sustain our planet and is a key requirement for a good life.
Water is one of the most important resources that we need. Water is home to many living things. All living things require water. Water provides numerals of supplies, such as food, transportation, agriculture, industrial activities, drinking water, etc. According to World Wildlife Funds, Canada has ⅕ o the world’s freshwater. We are so lucky to have fresh water. There are some countries where they don’t have safe water to drink. But there are some parts of Canada where it is not safe to drink water. This can be caused by water pollution, hydraulic fracking, the bottled water industry, development, the use of microplastics, and invasive species also take their toll on the watershed. In Canada, water pollution is found in the most populated place, such as Toronto, Ottawa, etc. People cause water pollution. Water is more valuable than gold today. So we should protect it and respect it. Our waterways are unique, complex, and interconnected systems that sustain life, yet we continually mistreat this natural resource that is vital to survival. Pollution from oil spills, salt runoff, agriculture, heavy metals, and sewage is the most significant threat to aquatic ecosystems and water sources in this country. Today we have a very little amount of water, we should protect it and keep it safe. Water gives us multiple resources, so if the water is gone those resources will be gone too. We should be thankful for having this powerful resource.
Forests help us with lots of things, and if we don’t have a forest we won’t be able to have access to material that comes from the forest. Forest provides us with numerous materials which make things we need in order to survive. We use different things from the forest, daily for different purposes. Trees give oxygen which is very important for all living things. Trees hold carbon monoxide. Trees don’t only give us oxygen they give us supplies that we use in our everyday lives, such as paper, pencil, etc. Trees make wood that helps build homes, schools, etc. Forests are full of trees. Most animal’s habitats are a forest. In order to keep our wildlife safe, we need to protect our forest so then our wildlife has a home to live in. Our forest is very important to us because it helps us breathe and provide us with materials that we need in our everyday life. But we need to protect our gift from Mother Earth. In order to protect it, we should save paper and we shouldn’t waste it. We are so lucky to live in a modern world, where we can go digital and not waste paper. Most of our lives are going into our digital screens. Even when we have those gadgets, we still waste paper. We should protect what we have so then there is enough to give to the future generations.