To promote knowledge and foster appreciation of arctic and boreal ecology through the creation of a centre of northern education, conservation, and research excellence at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve.
About Yukon Wildlife Preserve Operating Society
The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is a 700-acre wildlife viewing facility located in Whitehorse,Yukon Territory, Canada. It is home to several species of northern ungulates, including muskox, moose, caribou, mountain sheep, elk, wood bison, and mule deer. It offers a full range of educational programs to the general public, including guided interpretive tours, self-guided exploration, on-site, experiential school programs for local students and summer Nature Camps for children. It also serves as the rescue and rehabilitation centre for northern bird and wildlife species in the Yukon.The Yukon Wildlife Preserve team is made up of a dedicated volunteer board of directors who employ 6 full-time staff to deliver the various programs and anywhere from 6-15 additional employees, usually summer students, during the busier summer months.The Preserve also hosts interns, volunteers, post-secondary research programs and northern environmental monitoring activities.