Envisioning a Canada where wilderness and wildlife thrive for the benefit of all, we are united to protect life-giving biological diversity through strategic research, community mobilizing and grassroots public education.

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Leadership Team

Headshot of Beth Clarke
Headshot of Beth Clarke
Executive Director
Headshot of Torrance Coste
Headshot of Torrance Coste
National Campaign Director
Headshot of Dena Ellery
Headshot of Dena Ellery
Annual Giving Manager

Board

Headshot of Kegan Pepper-Smith
Headshot of Kegan Pepper-Smith
Chair
Headshot of Rodrigo Samayoa
Headshot of Rodrigo Samayoa
Vice-Chair
Headshot of Paula Neuman with her dog
Headshot of Paula Neuman with her dog
Secretary

Like you, we believe that when people learn about threatened wilderness and wildlife, they will act to preserve it. 

Our Annual Updates

Thanks to your support, we have navigated another year full of changes, challenges and achievements. Check out our annual video and report, learn more about the Eugene Rogers Award recipients and review where your funds go and the impact they have. Your support makes all this work possible. 

2020 Annual Report Video

2020 Annual Report PDF

Four people standing together in front of a big tree cross section.
Left to right: Annual Giving Manager Dena Ellery, Executive Director Beth Clarke, National Campaign Director Torrance Coste and Production Director Sue Fox.
Betty Krawczyk (left) receiving the Eugene Rogers Award plaque from Joe Foy (right).
Betty Krawczyk (left) receiving the Eugene Rogers Award plaque from Joe Foy (right).

We value wilderness with all its natural biodiversity, as absolutely vital to the health of people, communities and the planet.

Our History: A Timeline

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Janice Palmer
Janice Palmer
Janice
Palmer
BSc BEd MES LLD (Hon)

Protecting wilderness means protecting wildlife habitat.

Wildlife populations are under pressure from diverse sources, but loss of habitat is the biggest problem. The peculiar, personal bond I feel with all non-human life forms makes protecting them critical. That bond has increased continually throughout my life. I feel sad and ashamed that humans are responsible for the decline in the number of species, the population of many specific species and the health of those remaining. Love, respect and guilt make me willing to help protect our remaining wild communities. 

I first supported the Western Canada Wilderness Committee because I felt those of us in mid or eastern Canada should care about the western wilderness, not just remaining areas further east. The Wilderness Committee is one of many environmental groups that receive annual donations from me and is among a smaller list that will share my estate.