AFCN supports land conservation in Canada through its partnerships with Canadian land conservation organizations. Our partners have boots on the ground and are devoted to safeguarding Canadian ecosystems and its wildlife. Below are some of the organizations AFCN has collaborated with in the past and/or is currently working with.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is our main partner. NCC currently protects over 2.8 million acres of land in Canada, a figure which is rapidly growing. They carry out impressive stewardship efforts to ensure the integrity of these ecosystems is maintained – from eliminating invasive species to restoring habitats and assisting in the recovery of endangered species, NCC’s comprehensive approach to conservation allows Canadian wildlife to thrive. Many of AFCN’s current initiatives support NCC’s work across Canada.
The Kenauk Institute
Established in 2015, the Kenauk Institute works to support education and research in Kenauk, an area near Montebello, Quebec. They support, coordinate and supervise scientific research, involve local schools in education and connect Kenauk with the broader community. The institute conducts research in collaboration with many universities, both in Canada and the United States. Some of their recent partners include McGill University, the University of Carleton, the University of Vermont and the University of Illinois. The institute also a permanent center for ecological studies and a laboratory for mitigating climate change.
Other partners include the rare Charitable Research Reserve, Temagami Environmental Research and Stewardship (TERAS), as well as the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).