© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 2022
The 2022 Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation stamp and print will feature a pair of white-fronted geese painted by Pierre Girard of Quebec. A panel of expert judges selected Girard’s painting, titled “Nordic Light — White-fronted Geese,” from dozens of entries. This is the first time white-fronted geese (also known as specklebellies) will appear on the Canadian stamp.
All waterfowl hunters in Canada are required to purchase the stamp to validate their migratory bird hunting permits. Since the program’s inception in 1985, stamp and print sales have generated nearly $56 million. The funds, which are administered by Wildlife Habitat Canada, have been invested to support nearly 2,000 conservation projects across Canada, including Delta Waterfowl’s duck production and HunteR3 initiatives.
The 2022 selection is Girard’s third win in the Canadian duck stamp art competition. His painting of green-winged teal was depicted on the 2010 stamp. In 2018, Girard’s painting of wood ducks was chosen for the honor.
Canadian Wildlife Habitat stamps, prints and other related products are available from WHC’s website at WHC.org/store.