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 $55 million for WHC’s Conservation Grant Program. As a result, more than 1,500 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.
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.