Let’s make the world a wilder place, together.

Few of us will ever have a chance to alter the course of history. But together, we might just be able to.

Every animal we release and every community we work to support begins with you. We are creating a new future for wildlife and people by bringing together the tools, resources and expertise for successful conservation in Canada and around the world. History clearly shows humans have the ability to dramatically change the world, and we are asking you to help change the world for the better. Partner with us to restore and conserve endangered species while building resilient communities.

By asking for your support, we’re daring you to choose to take action. Because together, we can make the world a wilder place.

Wild creatures and wild places will save us. If we save them first.

Saving species, protecting habitats and promoting sustainable living requires a global approach based on sound science. Every species we reintroduce and every community we equip with the means to conserve their own natural resources begins with you. Learn about the ways that you can get involved and help us make the world a wilder place.

Make an online donation

As a registered Canadian conservation charity, the Wilder Institute depends on your financial support. You can specify where you would like your donation to go or allow us to direct your support where it is most needed.

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Monthly giving

Become a monthly donor! No matter the amount, monthly donations add up and can have a lasting impact for our conservation programs.

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WildCare Adopt-a-Species program

With your symbolic adoption, the Wilder Institute can secure a future for endangered species across Canada and the world.

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Fundraise for wildlife

Celebrating a birthday, wedding, or other special event? Or maybe you have another idea? You can quickly and easily set up your own custom fundraising page and invite your friends and family to make a donation in lieu of gifts.

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Planned giving

Like a chameleon, wildlife conservation gifts to the Wilder Institute can take on many colours — a donation in your will, gifts of RRSP’s, gifts of securities, legacy gifts, and more. We can work with you to create a meaningful plan that can help minimize your taxes and create a lasting legacy.

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Gift of securities

Did you know that when you donate securities directly to the Wilder Institute, you don’t have to pay capital gains tax and you’re able to give the full value of your securities to a cause meaningful to you?

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Become a sponsor

A sponsorship with the Wilder Institute allows your company to contribute to a wilder future while also meeting your business objectives. By contributing cash or in-kind gifts of products or services, your company can make a difference for our natural heritage and link your brand with an international leader in wildlife conservation.

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Wild Run

Since 2004, the Calgary Zoo has hosted the Wild Run – previously named the Gorilla Run – where the running community would raise money and awareness for animal conservation. This unique 16km race begins at St. Patrick’s Island and winds its way through the zoo before the gates are open to the public. All funds raised from the Wild Run go towards supporting conservation programs here at the Wilder Institute.

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Not sure which of the ways to give is the right one for you or know what you’d like to do but have questions? We can help.

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