TELUS has invested in the Nature Conservancy of Canada for many years, and have just committed to donate another $750,000 to the NCC over the next three years. As an official technology and innovation partner, this new agreement will help the NCC to improve Canadian conservation efforts and protect endangered species and plants across the country. The agreement specifically helps the NCC with:
- Protecting neartly 3,000,000 acres of natural space and animal habitats
- Improved internet connectivity
- Improved data capacity
- Phone systems
- A wide area network (WAN)
"Our staff are in the field tracking some of Canada’s most endangered species and habitats. They will now be able to snap photos of endangered shorebirds emerging from nests, quickly attach maps, geo-reference the site and send that to our offices, thanks to TELUS. This type of information is crucial to identifying areas in Canada that need protection, monitoring our existing lands and assessing what conservation actions are needed," said Dan Kraus, national conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
Andrea Goertz, cheif communications and sustainability officer with TELUS said, "As a global leader in sustainability, conservation is one of the ways we are making the future friendly. We are proud to be the official technology partner of the Nature Conservancy of Canada. This substantial investment will provide NCC with the latest technology innovations so they’re able to more effectively focus their efforts and existing resources on protecting Canada’s unique and special areas so together we can create a healthier, more sustainable future for all Canadians.”
Learn more at the Nature Convervancy's website.
About Nature Conservancy of Canada: The Nature Conservancy of Canada is the nation's leading land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962, NCC and its partners have helped to protect 2.8 million acres (more than 1.1 million hectares), coast to coast.
About TELUS: TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $12.8 billion of annual revenue and 12.7 million subscriber connections, including 8.6 million wireless subscribers, 1.7 million high-speed Internet subscribers, 1.4 million residential network access lines and more than one million TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communication products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment, and video. TELUS is also Canada's largest healthcare IT provider, and TELUS International delivers business process solutions around the globe.