NOW OPEN: Habitat Conservation funding from WHC

Habitat funding

A good Monday to you, Funds Fans!  Here’s a little something-something for habitat enthusiasts.

Since 1985, Wildlife Habitat Canada has provided over $60 million in grants to more than 1,500 habitat conservation projects across Canada.  The funds invested by Wildlife Habitat Canada to support grants come from the purchase of the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp. The stamp is purchased primarily by waterfowl hunters to validate their Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permits, and is also sold to print purchasers, stamp collectors, and individuals interested in contributing to the conservation, restoration and enhancement of wildlife habitat in Canada. With the support of the Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment Canada, a portion of the revenues associated with the sale of the stamp is allocated to fund wildlife habitat conservation projects across Canada.

In recognition of the fact that the purchase of the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp by waterfowl hunters is the primary source of funding for the grant program, within the available budget, Wildlife Habitat Canada will primarily support:

  • Projects that address priority activities under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP)
  • Regional and local habitat projects of importance to other migratory game birds
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Murre Conservation Fund projects

Only Canadian recipients are eligible recipients and include: not-for-profit organizations; aboriginal organizations, associations and wildlife management boards; research, academic and educational institutions; for profit organizations such as small businesses, companies, corporations, and industry associations; local organizations such as community associations and groups, seniors’ and youth groups, and service clubs; and, provincial, territorial, municipal and local governments and their agencies.

Grant Funding Applications are due on November 1 each year.

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