Caribou in Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Bob Elliot
Caribou in Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario © Bob Elliot

Wild places

We work in some of the wildest corners of Canada to build a scientific case for the conservation of globally important wild areas.

Boreal

Boreal

Canada's boreal is one of the most important areas of intact forest and wetlands left in the world.  

Peatlands

Peatlands

Peatlands are the world's largest terrestrial carbon store - and 25% of peatlands are in Canada.

Freshwater

Freshwater

Canada has about 20% of the world's freshwater.

Arctic

Arctic

Climate change is happening two to four times faster in the Arctic than the rest of the world.

Mountains

Mountains

Mountains are home to many endangered species and ecosystems but are rapidly being altered by development and climate change.