Numbers game: Fall 2016 edition

From 18 to 1.5 billion—numbers that Canadian outdoorsfolk need to know

If you love the outdoors, you need to pay attention these facts and figuresl.

25th

1

Anniversary of Benelli’s Super Black Eagle II (above), which has become the semi-auto shotgun of choice for waterfowlers across North America.

$1,700,000

3International Institute for Sustainable Development

Amount of funding Fisheries and Oceans Canada recently committed over two years to the Experimental Lakes Area (above), the world-renowned freshwater research station threatened with closure by the former federal Conservative government.

18

2

Estimated number of black bears killed in the Revelstoke, B.C., area this past summer due to human conflict. Half were killed by conservation officers, the rest by residents.

$28,000,000

3

Funding announced by the federal government to support recreational fisheries conservation projects over the next three years.

1,500,000,000

5

Decline since 1970 in North America’s bird population—excluding ducks and geese—due to habitat destruction and climate change. The population now stands at 10 billion, according to the U.S.-Canada Partners in Flight report.