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Wildlife Conservation Fund

The Wildlife Conservation Fund provides funding for the protection and enhancement of wildlife and wildlife habitats on Prince Edward Island. The Fund is generated from the annual licence fees of anglers, hunters and trappers and (since 2014) from the sale of vehicle Conservation Plates.

Angling / hunting / trapping annual fees (HST-inclusive) are:
  • $20 including HST
  • $13 for seniors 65 years of age and over including HST
  • No fee for youth under the age of 16.

The vehicle Conservation Plate has an annual (renewable) fee of $10 and one hundred percent of these fees go to the Wildlife Conservation Fund. 

Wildlife Conservation Fund Applicant Information

The Wildlife Conservation Fund committee has issued a call for Spring 2016 WCF project funding proposals. Interested applicants must complete and submit the Spring 2016 WCF Funding Application form by 5:00 pm Monday, February 8, 2016.

This PDF cannot be filled in electronically. Applicants may complete it by printing it and filling in the information manually or by contacting the Island Nature Trust for a Word version.

Evaluation Criteria for Project Applications
Applications are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and must demonstrate a need for the funds requested. 

The Wildlife Conservation Fund Committee will evaluate proposals based largely on the following criteria:

  • Projects must demonstrate a direct benefit to Island wildlife and/or wildlife habitats;
  • presence of matching funds (in-kind and cash) in the budget;
  • achievable project that can be completed and a final report submitted by December 31, 2016; and
  • track record of the proponent.
Note: For research projects, applicants must attach the hypothesis, methodology, and a description of any practical application of the research results


For all applications:
  • The PEI WCF Committee may contact outside expertise as needed when evaluating proposals
  • Wage rates paid to project employees are at the discretion of the project planners. Typically the committee will only fund top-up for wages and only to certain levels.
  • Groups whose 2015 final reports were more than two weeks late are not eligible to apply in 2016. Further, groups receiving funds in 2014 or earlier who did not submit a final report are also not eligible to apply until their reports are submitted or funds returned
For additional information please review the 2016 Wildlife Conservation Fund Guidelines

For more information, c

Island Nature Trust

Tel: (902) 892-7513

The Island Nature Trust serves as the day-to-day administrator of the Wildlife Conservation Fund, under the direction of the Wildlife Conservation Fund Committee


2014 Wildlife Conservation Fund Annual Report
2013 Wildlife Conservation Fund Annual Report
2012 Wildlife Conservation Fund Annual Report
2011 Wildlife Conservation Fund Annual Report
2010 Wildlife Conservation Fund Annual Report  

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