In 1987, a nation-wide survey on The Importance of Wildlife to Canadians was carried out by Statistics Canada under the sponsorship of the Federal-Provincial Wildlife Conference and the direction of the Canadian Wildlife Services. The results of the survey of 80,000 Canadians aged 15 years and over, in the 10 provinces, demonstrate the considerable importance people attach to wildlife and the notable role that this renewable resource plays in the country’s economy. These findings have significant implications for managers involved in the protection of wildlife and its habitat, the development of resources policies, program planning, and the evaluation of current wildlife programs and services in the context of a “sustainable development” framework.
Filion, Fern L., Jacquemot, André; Boxall, Peter; Reid, Roger; Bouchard, Pierre; DuWors, Elaine; Gray, Paul A.. 1987. The Importance of Wildlife to Canadians in 1987: The Economic Significance of Wildlife-related Recreational Activities. Environment Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service