Canada has some of the largest, undisturbed wild areas left on the planet. Many of these are essential for the persistence of biodiversity and carbon storage. To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, these wild places need to be protected for future generations.
Founded in 2004, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada (WCS Canada) is a registered charity affiliated with the global Wildlife Conservation Society which operates in over 60 countries. WCS Canada’s mission is to save wildlife and wild places through science, conservation action, education, and by inspiring people to value nature. WCS Canada plays a unique role in the conservation landscape of Canada. The organization works at the nexus of biodiversity, climate change, and health in priority landscapes where it has had a long-term field presence, and where there is great potential for durable conservation gains. It addresses issues of Canadian and global concern including species conservation, climate change and habitat protection.
To achieve positive conservation outcomes, it is necessary to build relationships and partnerships among governments, Indigenous peoples, and civil organizations with the goal of addressing biodiversity loss and climate change in ways that are equitable, respectful, and socially just. WCS Canada’s scientists benefit from the development of these meaningful partnerships with Indigenous peoples in the places where they live and work.
Power Corporation proudly supports WCS Canada’s in its pursuit of finding a better way forward for the health of our country and the planet. We believe that how we treat nature says a lot about our society and what we want the future world to be.
million ha protected through field research in British Columbia, Yukon and Alberta
species listed under Canada’s Species at Risk Act, nearly double the number from 2002
staff in four provinces and one territory