Canada’s New Noah
The Canada’s New Noahs program is a highly valued opportunity for young biologists in Canada. Since 1990, it has filled a gap in conservation education in this country, providing practical training and field experience in managing and conserving endangered species.
The program was designed by WPC scientific advisor Richard Fyfe, a pioneer in Canadian species conservation. Each year, more than 150 candidates – including Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. level students, practising wildlife biologists, and veterinarians – request applications for the single, coveted position.
- To train young Canadian biologists in the techniques required to breed endangered species in captivity, reintroduce them into the wild, and manage wild populations.
- To give young Canadian biologists practical field experience with in situ conservation projects that complement their academic training.
- To create a network of skilled Canadian conservation biologists who focus on endangered and threatened species.
- To increase public awareness in Canada about endangered species and the progress being made to save them from extinction.
Patrick grew up in St. Catharines, ON and from a young age took great interest in all things that creep, crawl, slither, and slime.
Martin credits his parents’ decision to reject television ownership with his love of the outdoors and nature.
Myles grew up in Langley, British Columbia and began caring for animals with a flock of Muscovy ducks at the age of 5.
Josh is from New Brunsick and has a diverse array of wildlife and conservation experience.
Ffion grew up outside Winnipeg and has experience with a range of grassland species.