The Canadian Wildlife Federation established the Endangered Species Fund in 2009 to support research benefiting the conservation of species at risk. This program has resulted in 125 research projects targeting over 80 species that needed our help. As a result, important research on some of Canada’s most vulnerable species has been made possible. Here are some of the highlights:
- 2 projects carried out reintroductions of a lost species into the wild
- 12 projects assessed the health of a species population
- 20 projects carried out surveys to locate new populations or confirm the distribution
- 21 projects investigated a specific threat to a species
- 23 projects looked at critical habitat needs
- 53 graduate students trained
- 32 projects focused on gathering new information about species to fill knowledge gaps
- 82 Species studies
- 72 scientific papers published
- 125 research projects conducted
- 150 youth gained field experience
All these projects address issues facing species in Canada, particularly those that are listed under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) or considered to be at risk or data deficient by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC).
If you are a researcher looking to apply for funding, please be advised that the Endangered Species Fund is on hold until further notice.
Please peruse some of the species that have been helped by the Endangered Species Research Fund.