Our Work

Since 1985, Wildlife Preservation Canada has been working to save endangered animals from disappearing from the wild forever. For species whose numbers are so low they are in imminent danger of extinction, we are Canada’s acknowledged expert in direct intervention programs to preserve their populations.

We are the only non-governmental organization in Canada involved in captive breeding and release, reintroduction, nest protection, and other beneficial hands-on recovery practices with multiple species in multiple projects across the country.   We always work in partnership with other organizations, and in collaboration with expert recovery teams.

What sets us apart from other national and international groups?

Hands-on Programs

We develop programs that use hands-on techniques to ensure the survival of critically threatened animal species.

Species-led Conservation

Where do we begin? We start with our Conservation Action Plan, which identifies urgent needs where we can get right to work.

Building the Future

We train and develop special people for whom conservation is not just a phase in their lives, but their whole lives.

Our Partners

Interested in partnering with us in a species recovery effort? Review the Conservation Grant Guidelines

Some of our current program partners are:

  • African Lion Safari
  • British Columbia Ministry of the Environment
  • Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of BC
  • Calgary Zoo
  • Conservation Halton – Mountsberg Raptor Centre
  • Environment Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service
  • Garry Oaks Ecosystem Recovery Team Society
  • Greater Vancouver Zoo
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
  • Nature Conservancy Canada
  • Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
  • Ontario Parks
  • Parks Canada
  • Pollination Guelph
  • Queen’s University
  • The Couchiching Conservancy
  • Toronto Zoo
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Toronto
  • Xerces Invertebrate Conservation Society
  • York University