Wildlife Preservation Canada
Guelph, ON N1H 6J2
Executive Director: Elaine Williams
Treasurer: Shripal Doshi
Charitable Reg. #: 89171 0535 RR0001
Grade: B-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to The Cause
Full-time staff #4
Avg. Compensation $53,988
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Wildlife Preservation Canada:
Founded in 1985, Wildlife Preservation Canada saves animal species at risk from extinction in Canada. The charity achieves this mission by 1) working hands-on with species requiring direct intervention to recover, and 2) providing opportunities for Canadian conservation scientists to grow their expertise in working with animal species at risk. The charity reported that over 200 of Canada’s native terrestrial animal species are considered at risk. In 2010, the charity responded by creating the Conservation Action Plan, a scientifically-driven and forward-looking plan which identifies 47 species in critical danger . The charity believes that the loss of any one species can damage the web of life, resulting in unexpected environmental changes that impact other species. The charity is the only national charitable organization in Canada that focuses exclusively on the active recovery of critically endangered wildlife.
In F2015, the charity spent $836k on protecting endangered species: 41% on reptiles and amphibians, 25% on pollinators, 20% on birds, and 14% on other species. In F2015, the charity reported that reptiles and amphibians are at greater risk of extinction than any other class of wildlife in Canada. The charity reported saving and releasing 1,385 turtle hatchlings, 341 Taylor's Checkerspot butterflies, 107 Oregon Spotted frogs, and 73 Eastern Loggerhead shrikes in F2015. The charity published 3 scientific research papers and allowed 31 biologists to gain hands-on experiences.
In F2015, Wildlife Preservation Canada spent 9% of revenues on administrative costs and 15% of donations on fundraising costs. Total overhead costs of 24% fall within Ci's reasonable range. The charity has funding reserves of $396k, which can cover annual programs for 5 months.
Analysis updated by Ruoxi Gao in 2016, currently under review by Wildlife Preservation Canada.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||8.8%||9.6%||11.4%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||15.1%||17.5%||24.1%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||42.1%||63.8%||56.6%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Cash flow from operations||(39,505)||(49,509)||1,692|