We are one of the Canada’s pre-eminent conservation organizations. We protect wilderness. We collaborate with communities, governments, First Nations, scientists and progressive industry to protect nature and find solutions that work for the planet and for all. We are a not-for-profit charity that has been working in the public interest since 1968, beginning with a campaign to protect Algonquin Park from development.
We stand up for wildlife. We stand with communities. We tackle irresponsible development that threatens precious rivers, lakes and wildlife habitat. We give voice to Canada’s nature to make sure at least half of the country is protected forever for all our kids, for climate and for the planet.
What People Are Saying
""An abysmally low level of protection in an area of high natural species diversity with extreme human development pressures have all combined to make Southern Ontario a hotspot for the extinction crisis. Fifty percent of the endangered species in Canada are hanging on by a thread here.""
— Janet Sumner, Executive Director, Wildlands League, Read More
""We’re stewards for the planet we’ve inherited, and Nature is the billion-year legacy that we should be working to protect. The natural world is a constant reminder of just how foreign humans are – and that we need to adapt to fit the needs of the planet, and not the other way around.""
— Andrew Godfrey, Wildlands League Volunteer, Read More
""I choose to volunteer with Wildlands League because I see the protection of nature and conservation of our natural places as essential not only to the health of our environment, but also to the well-being of our culture and our collective spirit.""
— Erik Thomsen, Wildlands League volunteer, Read More
""One of the moments that stays in my memory would be kayaking during Paddle the Rouge event in the remote part of lower Rouge river wetlands with several kids who never kayaked before..Gliding together on the calm water surface, seeing their happy eyes, their smiles..""
— Alex Kalynychenko, Wildlands League volunteer, Read More