Wildlife Habitat Canada - Winter 2019
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Wildlife Habitat Canada supports conservation, stewardship and hunter recruitment projects across Canada, with funds directed from the Canadian Duck Stamp. Thank you to all waterfowl and migratory bird hunters for your continued support!
Attention Waterfowl Hunters!
2019-2020 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permits are still available:

Stamp Dollars at Work


Paying it Forward
This summer, WHC took part in an amazing charity event called "Paying it forward for the working family," which helps raise money to put kids through their hunter's education course. Two groups of future hunters passed with flying colours.  WHC was there to present them with their very first Canadian Duck Stamp!  To learn more about this great charity, visit their Facebook page
Two groups of excited new hunters proudly showing off their Canadian Duck Stamps! #whcstampmeans 
It was a pleasure to present the winner of the #WHCstampmeans contest - Shawn McCooeye -with the beautiful, handcarved canvasback decoy that was generously donated by Mike Reader! Thanks to everyone who participated in our campaign and remember, you can still get out and purchase a Canadian Duck Stamp even if you're not a hunter! 
Limited Edition WHC Hats
Still available!
These WHC hats make the perfect Christmas gift for anyone in your family!
Available in two styles to suit hunters, birdwatchers and conservationists alike:
  • Denim and suede
  • Khaki and digital camo 
Order today to get yours in time for the holidays!
Featured Project:
Enabling Wetland Stewardship and Habitat Conservation
Through Technology Transfer
This project, by Agrowest Consulting, aims to slow the devastating effects of the invasive yellow flag iris in BC.  Yellow flag iris is a top 10 worst invader in aquatic ecosystems.  It displaces native vegetation and reduces the capacity of lakes and wetlands to support migratory birds.  Until recently, there has been no practical tool to control this invader and it has run rampant. 
Over the past 6 years, with funding support from WHC, Dr. Catherine Tarasoff has researched and developed 2 barrier methods for controlling yellow flag iris.  This summer, her team started training land managers across the province on how to use these methods.

Canadian Duck Stamp Contributions

Take Our Survey!

The Stamp = investment in conservation, not a tax on hunters.

The money generated from the Stamp provides funds for important wetland and waterfowl conservation work through WHC's grant program.

The price of the Canadian Duck Stamp, currently $8.50, has not changed since 1991 and as a result, its conservation purchasing power has greatly diminished.

We would like your opinion. Please click the button below to complete a short survey: 
Take our survey now!
2021 Art Competition: The Common Goldeneye
On November 13, 2019, a panel of judges comprised of  experts in the fields of ornithology, biology, stamps and coins, and wildlife art gathered to select the winner of the 2021 Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp Art Competition.  28 original artwork pieces were submitted by Canadian artists from across the country, featuring the eligible species, the Common Goldeneye.  Judging criteria was based on species accuracy and originality.                                                                                                 
 The winning painting will be revealed on April 1, 2021...  Stay tuned!
....But What About The 2020 Stamp?
Production is underway!  The 2020 Canadian Duck Stamp, featuring the Northern Pintail, will be unveiled on April 1, 2020 for the launch of the collector's edition Stamp.

The 2020 MGBH Permit with Stamp will be available for sale in August 2020. 
Pictured: A painting submitted to the 2020 Art Competition, by artist Laura Levitsky
Waterfowl... It's What's For Dinner!
Try the Wilderness Chef's Duck Rillettes:  Click here for the recipe!

For more recipes and tons of other great content, subscribe to Ontario Out of Doors magazine!
Hunting for Food
Featured in the Cree Hunters & Trappers Magazine
More about the Artist: Claude Thivierge
2019 winning artist Claude Thivierge not only paints beautiful, life-like portraits of wildlife in their natural habitats, he also does commissioned artwork of people's pets and caricatures for newspapers and magazines!

Contact Claude if you are interested in having a custom painting done for you or your family!
US Federal Duck Stamp Revealed!
Our neighbours to the south have chosen the art for their next duck stamp!

A painting of a pair of Black-bellied whistling ducks by Alabama artist Eddie LeRoy has been selected and will be featured on the 2020-2021 Federal Duck Stamp.  Congratulations, Eddie!
You Can Make A Difference!
Donations to WHC are tax-deductible
Charitable registration # 11929 8131 RR0001.

It is now easier than ever to support conservation efforts that protect our wild places and ensure the sustainability of waterfowl and migratory game bird hunting into the future.

Donations can be made online, by telephone, through CanadaHelps, or by mail.
Copyright © 2019 Wildlife Habitat Canada, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address
247-2039 Robertson Road
Ottawa, ON   K2H 8R2

We can be reached at:
1-800-669-7919 or 613-722-2090 
You are receiving this email because you subscribed, are a partner, or checked off the box on your MGBH Permit: "I authorize Environment and Climate Change Canada to disclose my name and address to Wildlife Habitat Canada to receive information on how they use Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp funds to conserve wetlands and waterfowl, promote waterfowl hunting, and to learn more about how I can become involved."