Swift Fox

Swift Fox

Swift fox (Vulpes velox) Species Status: Endangered in Canada Action Required: Reintroduction (completed) Wildlife Preservation Canada began working with the swift fox in the mid-1990s, when we helped establish a small, self-sustaining population in southern Alberta...
Eastern Loggerhead Shrike

Eastern Loggerhead Shrike

Eastern Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus ssp.) Species Status: Endangered in Canada Action Required: Conservation breeding and population augmentation Since 2003, Wildlife Preservation Canada has been leading the recovery effort for this critically endangered...
Western Painted Turtle

Western Painted Turtle

Western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii) Pacific Coast Population Species Status: Endangered on the Pacific Coast of Canada Action Required: Headstarting, conservation breeding and population augmentation The western painted turtle can live to well over 50...
Snapping Turtle

Snapping Turtle

Chelydra serpentina Description The snapping turtle is the largest freshwater turtle in Canada, with adults weighing between 4.6 – 16 kg.  The shell is light brown to black in colour, typically covered in algae, and measures between 20-36 cm.  The distinctive serrated...
Freshwater Turtle Program

Freshwater Turtle Program

Photo credit: Kenton Otterbein Shortcut to BLOG SAVE TURTLES NOW Seven of Canada’s eight native freshwater turtle species are at risk. Wildlife Preservation Canada has been working on the problem since 2004, when we launched a research project into nesting...