Our Mission

American Friends of Canadian Nature focuses on supporting conservation initiatives that are of common interest to both Canada and the United States. To do so, AFCN seeks and assists with obtaining funds and lands from U.S. donors – that is, U.S. resident, citizens, taxpayers, foundations and corporations.

Donations made to AFCN are allocated to priority conservation projects (and associated costs) that aim to protect areas of biological diversity in Canada for their intrinsic value and for the benefit of future generations.

Our work is guided by three central goals:

Johnson’s Mills Shore, New Brunswick (photo by Margot Elliot)

Johnson’s Mills Shore, New Brunswick (photo by Margot Elliot)

  • To identify, preserve and manage lands having significant natural values and the flora, fauna and natural features within;
  • To educate and inform the public in regard to such aims and activities and the consequent preservation of biological diversity; and
  • To encourage and implement scientific research, land protection and management, and the collation of information.

Together, these goals lay the basis for effective and long-lasting conservation strategies that make a real difference on the ground.