Wilderness Committee

Wilderness Committee

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About Us

Climate disruption from the burning of fossil fuels is already responsible for major changes to our environment and our economy. The amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere is now higher than it has been in millions of years, and if we carry on at current rates of emissions, the future impacts here and around the world will be devastating. The science is clear: if we are to avoid the worst of these impacts, coal and unconventional fuels such as tar sands and fracked gas need to stay in the ground.

Founded in 1980 as a registered non-profit society and federal charity, 60,000 supporters, volunteers and activists from coast to coast to coast work together to preserve wilderness, protect wildlife, defend parks, safeguard public resources and fight for a stable and healthy climate. Our head office is in Vancouver, with field offices in Victoria, Winnipeg and Toronto.

We are united in our mission to protect life-giving biological diversity in the land now called Canada through strategic research and grassroots public education. We believe that the right, the duty and the ability to act for the public good are integral to citizenship. We value wilderness, with all its natural biodiversity, as absolutely vital to the health of people, communities and the planet. We act with integrity and courage to mobilize citizens to take lawful, democratic action to defend wilderness and wildlife.

It is the combined voices of many supporters like you, in partnership with our dedicated board, staff and volunteers, that has allowed the Wilderness Committee to:

Establish millions of hectares of protected areas
Participate in dozens of successful court actions in defense of endangered species and wilderness areas
Construct hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails into some of the most vital wild areas, through volunteer-driven multi-day field trips
Partner with dozens of First Nations communities on projects to protect traditional and/or unceded territories, including the renowned tribal park model
Publish and distribute nearly 200 editions of free educational newspapers, 55 wilderness and wildlife calendars, numerous books, posters, videos, technical briefs, research documents, and maps
Develop and present hundreds of lectures, slide shows, and briefs for public hearings, government meetings, school presentations, and community events, reaching over 100,000 people each year
Engage thousands of volunteers in hands-on projects, and inspiring many to become knowledgeable, passionate environmental advocates
Facilitate concrete actions taken by tens of thousands of activists and supporters to gain legislation to protect wild places

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