Ken Wu, EEA founder and executive director, by the badlands in the Red Deer River Valley in southern Alberta.

Ken Wu, EEA founder and executive director, by the badlands in the Red Deer River Valley in southern Alberta.

The Endangered Ecosystems Alliance (EEA) is a new non-profit conservation organization founded in September of 2018 to support ecosystem literacy, the science-based protection of all native ecosystems, and the economies, cultures, and policies that are aligned with sustaining native ecosystems.

The organization works primarily at a federal level, as well as in the provinces and territories, to support the 17% federal protection target by 2020 for Canada's terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. The organization will ultimately be working for a federal Endangered Ecosystems Act to protect all native and endangered ecosystems across the country on a much larger scale based on conservation biology principles and traditional ecological knowledge.

The Endangered Ecosystems Alliance supports regional partners in provincial campaign efforts, while also undertaking major outreach to non-traditional allies including businesses, unions, and faith groups, and diverse cultural groups in order to greatly expand the total scale of the conservation movement. Working with First Nations communities to support Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCA's) and conservation financing will be foundational for affecting positive change, while science and policy research, public education, engaging the news and social media, and major public mobilizations will also be undertaken.