Wildlife conservation makes economic sense
Globally, the goods and services that ecosystems provide were estimated at $125 trillion US per year—about three times the Gross World Product. Wildlife conservation is an excellent investment with benefits outweighing costs by a factor of 100.
If the current mass extinction is allowed to proceed, we will feel those impacts in our lifetime. The living world took millions of years to re-diversify after past mass extinctions. Avoiding this sixth mass extinction will require rapid, greatly intensified efforts to conserve already threatened species. We must act now. The window of opportunity is closing quickly.
Our approach to rewilding the world
Wilder Institute programs
The Wilder team uses innovative science and partnerships to help secure the future for endangered species across Canada and around the world. We are leaders in developing research that is shaping the future of how species are protected, reintroduced and studied to ensure they once again thrive in the wild.
We work together with our government, academic, industry and non-profit partners to develop and implement conservation strategies that benefit species-at-risk. Our work identifies key conservation needs, optimizes ongoing recovery efforts, develops new conservation tools and evaluates the sustainability of reintroduced populations. We work hands-on with plant and animal species, conduct visionary scientific analysis and synthesis, and work to affect policy changes at regional, national and international levels.