Wild Canada Preservation was founded in response to the abruptly declining number of particular species of amphibians, birds, insects, mammals, and reptiles. Ever since our establishment, our mission has always been tending to the vital needs of critically endangered and threatened species throughout the country via practical means.
Our non-profit organization’s origins can be traced back to 1994 when approximately 250 species were reported to be endangered. The Scientific Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) published that time a list of these species, which were then classified into Vulnerable, Threatened, Endangered, Extirpated, and Extinct. Of these numbers, about 50 were endangered and roughly 9 were already extinct.
Concerned at the alarming rate of their decline, our founder could not help but think how the decreasing population of a select few creatures could heavily affect the usual Canadian landscape. He reflected on the future that without a thriving ecosystem, habitats will become desolate and tourism will be impacted negatively. It was from that realization that Wild Canada Preservation was born.