The Stamp

Wildlife Habitat Canada is a uniquely positioned conservation organization in that we create a bridge between Canadian Wildlife Art, waterfowl hunting and important conservation issues.

The Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp (CWHC) is a symbol of original Canadian art that serves to provide funds for conservation and draw attention to the importance of wildlife and their habitats.

Funds from the sale of the Stamp have provided over $62 million for WHC’s Conservation Grant Program. As a result, more than 1,600 projects have been funded which have protected and restored thousands of acres of wildlife habitats.

The image on the Stamp is selected every year through an art competition. Participating artists submit an original art piece depicting a selected waterfowl species. Since 1985, these timeless paintings have represented over 20 different Canadian artists and countless wildlife habitats.

History of the stamp

In 1985, world-renowned Canadian Wildlife Artist, Robert Bateman, painted a pair of Mallards standing near a pond.  As a special tribute to conservation efforts across Canada, this image was the beginning of a new tradition in Canada. Similar to the US Federal Duck Stamp, The Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp became a means to raise funds for conservation and draw attention to the importance of wildlife and their habitats.

The Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp

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The success of the program has been made possible through the support of the Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canadian wildlife artists, and of course, the waterfowl and migratory game bird hunting community.

2023

by Isabelle Collin

2019

by Claude Thivierge

2015

by W. Allan Hancock

2011

by W. Allan Hancock

2007

by Nigel Shaw

2003

by Patrice Wolput

1999

by Don Li-Leger

1995

by Pierre Leduc

1991

by Chris Bacon

1987

by George McLean

2022

by Pierre Girard

2018

by Pierre Girard

2014

by Lori Boast

2010

by Pierre Girard

2006

by Pierre Leduc

2002

by Pierre Leduc

1998

by Liz Mitten Ryan

1994

by Alan Sakhavarz

1990

by Michael Dumas

1986

J. Fenwick Lansdowne

2021

by Richard John Sluiter

2017

by Angela Lorenzen

2013

by Claude Thivierge

2009

by Robert Bateman

2005

by W. Allan Hancock

2001

by Gary Pulham

1997

by Kerri Burnett

1993

by Ken Ferris

1989

by Jean-Luc Grondin

1985

by Robert Bateman

2020

by DJ Cleland-Hura

2016

by Pierre Leduc

2012

by Patricia Pepin

2008

by Patricia Pepin

2004

by Michele Clarkson

2000

by Ken Ferris

1996

by Dwayne Harty

1992

by Brenda Carter

1988

by Robert Bateman

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