Habitat Conservation Stamp Initiative

Wildlife Habitat Canada

Relevent Country: Canada

The Wildlife Habitat Canada (WHC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Habitat Conservation Stamp Initiative grant program to support habitat conservation, restoration and/or enhancement or stewardship projects with a focus on wetlands, waterfowl and migratory game birds.

WHC recognizes the importance of projects involving habitat conservation, restoration and enhancement for other wildlife (i.e. other than migratory game birds) and fish; however, these types of projects are not eligible for funding consideration under the Contribution Agreement between Environment and Climate Change Canada and Wildlife Habitat Canada.

The WHC mandate is to support applications that:

  • are relevant under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP);
  • positively impact regional and local habitats of other migratory game birds;
  • consider the Newfoundland and Labrador Murre Conservation Fund.

Funding Information

  • Funding requests between $10,001-$150,000.


Examples of project activities that would fall under this grant category:

  • creation, restoration or enhancement of wetland habitat;
  • natural vegetation planting;
  • construction and installation of Hen Houses or nest boxes;
  • installation of livestock exclusion fencing;
  • removal of invasive species;
  • wetland inventory mapping.

Eligible Projects

WHC will primarily support projects involving the participation of multiple partners that:

  • Support the priority conservation activities under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP), including the human dimensions’ goal;
  • Support regional and local habitat projects of importance to other migratory game birds; or,
  • Support the priority conservation and management activities under the Newfoundland and Labrador Murre Conservation Fund.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Canadian Residents;
  • Not-for-profit Organizations;
  • Indigenous organizations, associations, and wildlife management boards;
  • Research, academic, and educational institutions;
  • For profit organizations such as small businesses, companies, corporations, and industry associations;
  • Local organizations such as community associations and groups, seniors’ and youth groups, and service clubs;
  • Provincial, territorial, municipal, and local governments and their agencies.

Source: https://whc.org/grants/