Wildlife Protection


Our work at Friends of HSI is focused on encouraging peaceful co-existence between humans and wild animals and ensuring the protection of wild species in Canada and around the world, including cougars, bears, coyotes, wolves, and more.
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Vertebrate species in Canada

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Animal species at risk in Canada

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Wildcat species in Canada

Canadian Wildlife Protection

Meet some of Canada’s wildlife we are working to protect:

Wild Cats

Wild Cats

Cougars, bobcats and Canada lynx all play important roles in their respective ecosystems. Unfortunately, these animals contend with threats like habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict and trophy hunting.

Black Bears

Black Bears

They are found in every Canadian province and territory except Prince Edward Island and they can live for up to 30 years in the wild. Despite their ecological importance, BC bears face numerous threats including poaching, loss of habitat, trophy hunting, and climate change.



They are highly intelligent animals that have rich emotional lives. There are few laws protecting coyotes in Canada, and in part due to their undeserved reputation as “pests”, they are often the victims of wildlife killing contests.



They are incredibly intelligent and complex animals, who face several threats including trophy hunts and government-run culls.

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Help protect wildlife and keep all animals safe.

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Cougar and Wild Cat Protection

Cougars (also known as mountain lions or pumas) are the largest wildcat in Canada.

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Living Peacefully with Wildlife

Together, we can learn how to peacefully coexist with wild animals and support their natural habitats.

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Coyote Protection in Canada

Coyotes are a native part of North American ecosystems and play an important ecological role.