Dear Supporters and Friends of Wildlife Preservation Canada,
It is with great pleasure that I present to you the annual report for our organization. I am privileged to share the remarkable achievements we have made in the past year to conserve and protect our nation’s invaluable wildlife.
In 2022, we reached a new milestone in terms of impact, raising a record $1.9m in revenue which helped us support new species, expand on conservation team and strengthen our partnerships with peers and the communities we work in.
Some highlights for me include:
- The release of over 22,000 Oregon spotted frog tadpoles, an increase of nearly 50% from 2021
- The completion of our blue racer initiative in Pelee Island, where WPC’s leadership in this provincial initiative has established a path to species recovery for Canada’s rarest snake
- Leading groundbreaking research on parasites in bumble bee queens which will contribute towards global bee conservation
- Celebrating our 35th year of Canada’s New Noah program which supports the next generation our conservation biologists in Canada
Despite these accomplishments, our work is far from done.
The urgency to protect our biodiversity is more pressing than ever. The growing threat of extinction looms large, driven by climate change, habitat loss, and other destructive forces. This will require more of WPC’s interventions to protect our endangered species.
We are preparing to tackle these challenges head-on through expansion of our core programs, continuing to invest in research and partnerships and furthering outreach within the communities we work in.
As we embark on another year of dedicated conservation efforts, I invite you to join us in our mission. Your involvement, whether through donations, volunteer work, or simply spreading the word, can make a profound impact. Together, we can be the driving force that protects and preserves our natural heritage for generations to come.
On behalf of the entire team at Wildlife Preservation Canada, I extend my deepest gratitude for your unwavering commitment to our cause. Our accomplishments would not be possible without your invaluable support. I encourage you to read this annual report, which highlights the incredible strides we have made together.
Thank you for standing with us in our mission to ensure Canada’s wildlife is bountiful, diverse and thriving, free from the threat of extinction. Together, we will make a lasting difference.
With heartfelt appreciation,
President, Wildlife Preservation Canada