Canada boasts a diverse range of ecosystems that serve as a haven to almost 200 mammal species. You might even get to encounter sneaky wolverines that roam in frigid forests and blue whales that rule the Arctic seas.
Despite the diversity, some mammals in the country have steadily declined in population because of the impact human intervention has brought upon them. The bison, which used to exist around 1800, were annihilated due to excessive hunting. Add to that a couple of other contributors such as agricultural operations, urbanization, and climate change.
With this dire situation in mind, we have established a program that promotes the rescue of such at-risk creatures via breeding and release, reintroduction, and translocation. Thanks to our partnership with several associations, research groups, and volunteers, we have managed to recover a handful of endangered creatures, including Vancouver Island marmots, Ord’s kangaroo rats, and northern long-eared bats.
If we commit to saving and conserving critically endangered mammal species, we can still make a small but significant difference one at a time. Even just by leaving their habitat undisturbed, you are still making a positive impact on ensuring their long-term survival.