Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp

Each year, Wildlife Habitat Canada (WHC) holds a national art competition.  The winning entry is then used as the design for the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp (the stamp). This stamp is also known unofficially as the Canadian Duck Stamp.

The purpose of the stamp is threefold:

  • it is required to be affixed to the migratory game bird hunting permit
  • it raises funds for wildlife and habitat protection and restoration projects
  • it brings attention to the importance of wildlife and their habitats

Funds raised from the sale of the stamp go to the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp Initiative program, which is managed by Wildlife Habitat Canada (WHC). WHC is a national not for profit, non-governmental conservation organization that was established in 1984. WHC’s objectives are to provide funding for wildlife conservation programs in Canada, to conserve, restore and enhance wildlife habitat and to foster coordination and leadership in the conservation community.  The funds from the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp specifically supports projects that include waterfowl and migratory birds and their habitats. Over $55 million has been raised through the sale of the stamp, including the stamp-collecting products and the stamp affixed to the Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit. This revenue has funded more than 1,500 projects across Canada, including habitat conservation and restoration, stewardship initiatives and educational programs.

The 2021 Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp

2020 stamp
The 2021 stamp was created from “ On Golden Pond – Common Goldeneye”, painted by artist Ric Sluiter.

Products for stamp collectors

Stamp collecting products include:

  • souvenir booklet
  • artist-signed souvenir booklet
  • corner panes in folder (upper left, lower left, lower right, upper right)
  • 16-stamp pane in folder

To purchase any of these products, please contact:

Rousseau Collections Stamps and Coins at Hudson's Bay
585 St. Catherine Street West, 5th Floor
Montreal QC H3B 3Y5

Telephone: 514-281-4756
Toll-Free: 1-800-561-9977

Fine art products

Fine art products from the stamp are available through Wildlife Habitat Canada.

The fine art products are:

  • limited edition print
  • medallion edition print
  • executive edition print

To purchase any of these products, please contact:

Wildlife Habitat Canada
247 - 2039 Robertson Road
Ottawa ON K2H 8R2

Telephone: 613-722-2090 ext. 222
Toll-Free: 1-800-669-7919 ext. 222
Fax: 613-722-3318

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