Come join us in the Earth Rangers Studio on Sunday, February 4th, 2018 in the Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity and be inspired by the work Wildlife Preservation Canada is doing to support scientific research and save endangered species!
Wildlife Preservation Canada saves animals on the brink of extinction. Since 1985, we’ve been saving critically endangered species – species whose numbers in the wild are so low that a great deal more than habitat protection is required to recover them. We works with partners across the country to support scientific research and field studies in the following three focal areas:
Native Pollinators: Ninety per cent of all flowering plants can’t reproduce without the help of pollinators. And those plants, in turn, support thousands of other species. That makes insect pollinators such as butterflies, flies, moths, beetles and bees a cornerstone of natural ecosystems.
Reptiles & Amphibians: No other class of wildlife in Canada faces a greater risk of extinction than reptiles and amphibians. Their eggs and young are being decimated by raccoons and other predators. Invasive species are changing the ecosystems they depend on, while fragmented habitat leaves many isolated populations susceptible to inbreeding. On top of that, pollution, roadkill, poaching and climate change all pose threats.
Grassland & Insectivorous Birds: From coast to coast to coast, Canada’s bird populations are in serious decline. Habitat loss continues to be a major threat, along with predation of nesting sites by domestic animals, and the slow encroachment of human development. Meanwhile, climate change presents a host of new challenges, altering conditions on migration routes and overwintering grounds, and affecting food availability.
*Partners in Protection is a regular event taking place within the Earth Rangers Studio in the Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity (Level 2). It is an opportunity for organizations interested in biodiversity-, conservation- and sustainability-related issues to connect with visitors at the Royal Ontario Museum through informal presentations, crafts, games, stories, hands-on specimens and/or other activities, suitable for the whole family. Access is free with general admission.