In honour of the coronation of His Highness King Charles III, the Government of Canada has marked the event with a gift of nature. 

A release from the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) states that it is honoured to be entrusted with the responsibility of delivering a gift of nature on behalf of the Canadian people to mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.

The organization has been entrusted with $100,000 from the Federal Government for a project that will conserve habitat across the country

NCC President and CEO Catherine Grenier says she cannot think of a better way to mark the coronation. The King’s well-known love for nature and commitment to the environment is aligned with Canada’s pledge to conserve 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030. Conservation in Canada has global significance and Grenier hopes that news of this gift will inspire many more people to join in efforts to halt and reverse the loss of nature.

“The King has long used his voice on the global stage to stress the urgency of a unified effort against the threats of climate change and biodiversity loss. There is no solution to either challenge without nature conservation. This gift is a vote of confidence in NCC’s ability and determination to drive sizeable and permanent results for nature In Canada, and to prepare our young professionals to lead us all to a nature-positive future,” said Grenier.

In the statement, the NCC recognized that the gift in honour of the coronation will go, in part, to support the next generation of conservation leaders, the organization’s interns. 

The NCC states it will continue to accelerate the pace and scale of conservation and present itself as an ally to Indigenous-led conservation.