The polls have closed. Check out the results, below.
We've wrapped up the third annual Big Wild Bucks and the results are in! Once again, with the help of Mountain Equipment co-op, The Big Wild offered $10,000 worth of grants to three worthy Canadian conservation projects. We selected five finalists--environmental groups from across the country working to conserve Canadian wild spaces--and you choose three of them to share the grant funds.
12,000 votes later, we're delighted to award Nature Canada $5000, Sentiers pédestres des 3 monts $3000 and Pacific Wild $2000. You can reach about each finalist, below, and the conservation work they're doing across Canada.
Incidentally, you can also view this page in French
. The polls closed on Friday, November 4th, at 23:59 PM.
We have explored and mapped less than five percent of the world's oceans. In fact, we know more about outer space than we do about our own underwater world. Help build an underwater acoustic monitoring station on the remote outer shores of the Great Bear Rainforest. Pacific Wild is committed to protecting quiet ocean sanctuaries in the Great Bear for marine life and future generations. To learn more about our marine conservation work, visit pacificwild.org. Photo courtesy Thomas P. Peschak.
Nature Canada protects endangered species and wildlife habitat. We need your help so our scientists can explain the environmental impacts of proposed pipeline projects through British Columbia’s pristine wilderness at public hearings. Help us protect the endangered Woodland Caribou and many marine species. To learn more about the work we do on behalf of Canadian wildlife, visit naturecanada.ca
. Photo courtesy Wayne Sawchuck.
Our Incredible World
The Incredible World team ventures deep into the Canadian wilderness to capture videos and stories about the different species that call it home, their habitat, and what young people can do to help wildlife like turtles, woodland caribou, bears, reptiles, and butterflies living in urban wetlands and forests. A Big Wild Bucks grant will help us bring more stories and lessons into classrooms and homes. To learn more about the work Our Incredible World does to protect Woodland caribou and other wildlife, visit incredibleworld.ca
. Photo courtesy Pinegrove Productions.
Sentiers pédestres des 3 monts
More than just a series of hiking trails, the Sentiers pédestres des 3 monts are some of the last ecological reserves in Quebec left accessible to the public. Hiking the Sentiers pédestres des 3 monts is a unique experience we want to introduce to as many people as possible, especially youth. So far, we’ve connected with 250 educational institutions this year, alone. To learn more about our conservation initiatives, visit 3monts.ca. Photo courtesy 3monts.ca.
Friends of Kananaskis Country
When trails wash away, faeries are believed to fix, but truth be told, among those lands we traverse, it's Friends of Kananaskis and our beloved volunteers that do the most. MEC funds will keep trails clear for all of us, in that place we hold dear, Kananaskis. To learn more about the Friends of Kanaaskis, visit kananaskis.org. Photo courtesy Don Cockerton.