At the Exposed Wildlife Conservancy, our goal is to make wildlife conservation accessible and easy to understand for everyone. With knowledge comes informed decision-making, and we want to change how wildlife is managed in Canada and beyond.
This November marks the start of a new chapter for Exposed Wildlife Conservancy. With the launch of our initiative - Youth for Wildlife - we are building the foundation of our future, specifically the future of Canada’s wild places and the animals therein. This is made possible by mobilizing youth, with a focus on conservation, to safeguard our ecosystems and empower the next generation to become change agents for wildlife.
You can be a part of this next chapter by helping provide youth with the resources, opportunities, education, support, and information they need to engage in conservation activities that make a difference. Such activities may include developing wildlife-focused curriculums that teachers can use in classrooms, offering in-person and virtual educational workshops, and citizen science programs that enable youth to get involved with in-the-field conservation activities.
There are three ways you can help mobilize the next generation of changemakers to make a positive and lasting impact on Canada’s wildlife.
Help us empower and mobilize future generations to take an active role in the conservation and protection of Canada’s wild places and wildlife by donating, volunteering, or raising awareness of the Youth for Wildlife initiative today.
Please note that we are currently in the process of obtaining charitable status. As a result, we are unable to issue tax receipts at this time. We appreciate your support while we work towards becoming a registered charity.
The Cougar Series is now live! The Cougar Series is a free educational library on cougars which is available on our website here. It is our intention that this Series helps to raise awareness about cougars, including what they are, where they live, how to recreate and live with them safely, and much more!
Here is a preview of some interesting information about the elusive and solitary cougar that you will find in the Cougar Series:
The Cougar Series aims to answer every question, from the most basic to the most complex, you may have about these mysterious felines. We encourage you to visit the Cougar Series and become cougar-savvy today!
The Exposed team is hard at work developing the Trapping Series which breaks down the intricate and complex nature of the commercial trapping industry. From defining what different traps are, to exploring humane and ethical considerations, breaking down federal and provincial regulations, and examining the future of the trapping industry, you will be filled with the knowledge and resources you need to give fur-bearing animals a voice and create real change in the treatment of Canada’s wildlife.
On Wednesday, December 6th we'll be sharing, for the very first time, a sneak peek at our highly anticipated Trapped In the Past documentary with our Insiders and announce the documentary’s official public release date! We cannot wait to share more details with you soon and invite you to the official release event of the Trapped In the Past documentary!
Until then, we encourage you to become familiar with the Trapped In the Past campaign and how to support wildlife by clicking on the button below.
Story contributed by Exposed Ambassador John E. Marriott
This image was from an incredibly unusual wolf encounter back in the winter of 2015. I had been out scouting for tracks on the powerline adjacent to the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Bow Valley between Banff and Lake Louise when I came across two large sets of very fresh wolf tracks. It's almost always pointless to follow wolf tracks, in part because they travel so much faster than we do on foot and in part because it increases your chances of accidentally disturbing them, so in this case I started backtracking the wolves to see where they had come from and what they had done.
I was also immediately on the lookout for more wolves, since I knew the Banff Town pack, which had just formed that year, had two adults and three pups. I'd only seen two sets of tracks. And sure enough, about a kilometre into backtracking, I saw something grey coming toward me through the trees.
I ducked down into a tree well and stuck my 100-400mm lens out through a crack in the trees and as I sat there, the three pups from the Banff Town family appeared on the trail and slowly sauntered right toward me.
One of the gray pups, pictured here, saw my camera lens sticking out of the trees and briefly stared over at me from just twenty metres away. Eventually, all three pups walked right past me and continued down the trail following their parents.
Thank you for giving wildlife a voice and for supporting bears, wolves, and cougars across Canada. Be sure to follow us on social media for a weekly dose of fun, relevant, and interesting information on apex predators and other wildlife! We can be found on Facebook and Instagram at @exposdwc.
The Exposed Wildlife Conservancy Team