Through your generosity, you can protect more nature than ever before.
Leaving a Nature Legacy with Wildlands will help us advance the preservation of abundance, protect what needs protection and restore nature in places where we need it.
There will be more nature closer to home. Protection for places like the Rouge, Ojibway Shores in Windsor or Meewasin in Saskatoon. The Belugas of Hudson Bay will swim freely forever and the bird nursery for the continent will thrive. Children and Families will travel rewilded ecological corridors.
Leaving Your Legacy
You have many options available to you as you create your nature legacy through Wildlands League. Your generous action today will protect nature for all the children in your life, to appreciate long into the future. Click below to explore your options when creating your legacy.
Why Wildlands League?
Proven Results Mean a Sound Investment
Since our founding, Wildlands League has improved protection for over 23 million hectares of publicly owned land across Canada. We are a charity that works independently, and collaborates to find solutions.
Our Nature Legacy
In 1965, concerns over the lack of planning and protection of parks in Ontario, in particular Algonquin Provincial Park, resulted in a clarion call to preserve wilderness as natural areas in Ontario.
Penned by Doug Pimlott, Preservation of Natural Areas in Ontario was published in The Ontario Naturalist, triggering “preservationist upsurge”. Over the next three years, multiple discussions were conducted about the creation of an environmental group that would reignite the conversation on preserving parks in Ontario. That environmental group would be Algonquin Wildlands League.
On June 1st, 1968, Algonquin Wildlands League held its inaugural meeting as an official non-profit environmental group, consisting of 11 members. Environmental historian George Warecki wrote in 1989:
“Naturalists, scientists, recreationists, and environmentalists joined forces to publicize the need for preservation. The awakening spawns a new pressure group – the Algonquin Wildlands League”.
— Protecting Ontario’s Wilderness: A history of changing ideas and preservation politics, 1927 – 1973. The Canadian Historical Review, University of Toronto Press.
The League champions a “wilderness free of interference with ecological processes especially resource extraction and recreational overuse”. With the emergence of the Wildlands League, there is a shift from ‘quiet diplomacy” to ‘mass media techniques’ with the latter being the foundation of “Ontario’s modern wilderness preservation movement”.
Your Nature Legacy
Together with people like you, Wildlands League has worked to create a better world. We’ve been able to expand the scope of work over the years, tackling more issues that threaten the places and species that you love. Guiding global policy on responsible forestry and mining, fresh water and oceans, carbon and climate and expanding the network of nature corridors in Southern Ontario where development has left little for nature to exist, let alone thrive.
Your gift will help us advance the preservation of abundance, protect what needs protection and to restore nature in places where we need it to thrive again. You can fulfill your legacy for nature with trust in the team at Wildlands League, to steward a vision for a thriving natural world.
Help us protect the places you love – and the memories that your families will treasure forever. The planet needs you, now more than ever.
Our Vision for the Future
Wildlands has a vision for the future. A future you and the members of The Nature Legacy Circle can help deliver.
If Wildlands League is successful, the beautiful Belugas of Hudson Bay will swim freely forever and the bird nursery for the continent will thrive. Caribou habitat scarred by seismic exploration and logging roads will be healed. Children and families will be able to navigate from Georgian Bay to Algonquin travelling rewilded pathways. In this new world Canadians will connect to nature and nature will be closer to home.
This is our dream. A world of hope for our children and the natural world.
Your legacy gift will help make this vision a reality.
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Who We Are
Wildlands League is one of Canada’s pre-eminent conservation organizations. We are a not-for-profit charity that has been working in the public interest since 1968, beginning with a campaign to protect Algonquin Park from development.
We recognize the alarming rates of species and habitat loss worldwide and in Canada where we have caribou ranges on the brink, less than a third of our grassland birds remain, and salmon stocks are in decline. Alongside the loss of species, degraded carbon rich ecosystems are releasing long-stored carbon into the atmosphere.
That is why today, the Wildlands League focus is the biodiversity crisis and its intersection with the climate crises. Wildlands League has an important mission in the landscape of environmental protection in Canada, and globally, for the future of our planet.
The time you are taking to consider a legacy gift in support of our mission is part of your life mission. Your abundance can protect abundance for all, while still providing for your family. Thank you for standing guard with us.