A trio of regal canvasbacks painted by Claude Thivierge will grace the 2019 Canadian Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Stamp and Print. A panel of judges chose the painting of the Riviere-Beaduette, Quebec, artist as the winner of the annual conservation stamp art competition.
Waterfowl hunters in Canada are required to purchase the $8.50 stamp to validate their migratory game bird hunting permits. Since 1985, stamp sales have generated more than $50 million. Those funds, which are administered by Wildlife Habitat Canada, have been invested to support more than 1,500 conservation projects throughout Canada.
WHC grants have helped fund several Delta Waterfowl programs, including Hen House maintenance and replacement, conservation of breeding duck habitat, and hunter education and recruitment initiatives.
Stamps, prints and other related products will be available on April 1. For more information, visit whc.org.