The Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary is a registered charity that treats and cares for injured or orphaned wild mammals and turtles until they are healthy enough to be returned to their natural habitats. They also offer advice on co-existing peacefully with wildlife and provide humane, cost-effective ways to prevent or solve wildlife conflicts. The Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary has cared for more than 1,700 animals since 2005. The Sanctuary is the only licenced rehabilitator of small mammals serving the Ottawa and Rideau Valleys.

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Wildlife Preservation Canada`s mission is to save animal species at risk from extinction in Canada.

They do this by:

  • performing hands-on work with species requiring direct intervention to recover, and
  • providing opportunities for Canadian conservation scientists to grow their expertise in working with animal species at risk while adding to the overall body of knowledge on the subject

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couching conservancy

The Couchiching Conservancy is a non-profit, non-government land trust with the mandate to:

  • To preserve, protect, restore and improve the natural environment of the
  • Couchiching-Severn region.
  • To encourage and foster an understanding and awareness of the natural environment
  • and its value in enhancing our quality of life.
  • To acquire, maintain and preserve lands, or interests in land, of ecological,
  • recreational, scientific, scenic or open space values.
  • To promote and undertake research and data collection on the natural environment,
  • and to distribute the findings to the public.

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toronto wildlife centre

Toronto Wildlife Centre (TWC) is a leader in the field of wildlife rescue, veterinary care, rehabilitation and education, providing a vital and unique service in Southern Ontario.

A registered charity supported primarily by donations, TWC has grown into Canada's busiest wildlife centre – since opening in 1993, tens of thousands of people have received help on TWC’s Wildlife Hotline, and over 65,000 wild animals representing over 270 different species have been admitted for care.

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Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre (SPWC) has been in operation for nearly 20 years. And their mandate is to help all injured and orphaned wildlife and release them back into the wild.

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Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Inc. (PWRC) is a non-profit organization whose main goal is to treat injured and orphaned wildlife and to successfully release them back into their natural habitat. To maximize survival rates and ensure integration once in the wildlife population, PWRC uses effective and state of the art rehabilitation techniques, such as integrative medical therapies, including both conventional and homeopathic medications, as well as attention to environmental enrichment techniques. The PWRC also takes an active role in public education regarding wildlife issues as well as research activities including tracking released animals and documenting the success of natural treatments to assist other wildlife rehabilitation organizations.

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Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Centre is committed to the care and rehabilitation of sick, injured, orphaned or otherwise compromised wildlife; our goal is to return healthy animals to their natural habitat. Through education we are dedicated to increasing public awareness about and respect for the issues affecting Canadian Wildlife.

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Bird studies

The mission of Bird Studies Canada is to advance the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of wild birds and their habitats, in Canada and elsewhere, through studies that engage the skills, enthusiasm, and support of its members, volunteers, and the interested public.

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