Welcome to the Centre's website.

The Centre for the Conservation of Specialized Species website , offers detailed information about the Centre's educational and Captive breeding programs. We encourage you to take a tour of the site and learn more about the Centre and the important work it does.

About the Centre

Established in 1987, the Centre is a registered charitable organization dedicated to contributing to the conservation of threatened and endangered species though its educational and captive propagation programs. The Centre is home to over 300 animals such as birds of prey and bats.

How we contribute to Wildlife Conservation

Educating The Public

Book a Presentation today!

Book a Presentation today!

The Centre is NOT currently taking bookings for the 2016 spring and summer seasons as we are preparing to relocate and open to the general public!

For more information about our school and library programs or to enquire about our interactive displays, contact the Centre at:

(705) 778-5273 or email us at: staff@conservationcentre.org

he Centre visits schools throughout Ontario discussing conservation issues and raising awareness about the environment. Over 5,000 students every year get the chance to interact with amazing animals like owls, hawks and bats. We also educate the general public by visiting local community events and libraries.

Captive Propagation Programs

The Centre has been successfully captive propagating, (breeding in captivity) birds of prey for 29 years. The animals produced at the Centre are used in educational and captive breeding programs world wide. We do not allow our animals to fall into the pet trade, our animals are only sent to registered and licensed facilities to further Conservation efforts worldwide.


Have you found an injured raptor?

If you have found an injured bird of prey (hawk, falcon, owl, etc.) you can contact the Centre and our experienced staff can offer advice and help evaluate the bird to see what further steps can be taken to ensure it receives the best possible care.

The Centre can be reached 24 hours a day at:

(705) 778-5273 or email us at: staff@conservationcentre.org

Providing a second chance to injured wild Bird

Throughout the past 29 years, the Centre has provided a safe and stress-free home to many birds of prey that have been injured in the wild. These are birds that have suffered injuries so severe, that sadly they could not be released back into the wild. Rather than being euthanized, they were sent to us and used in our breeding programs so that they may do their part in captivity to further their species survival.

The Centre's Future Plans

The Centre hopes to be able to expand the species we work with in the future, our only limitation is funding. We also plan to be able to open a portion of the Centre to the general public. This would enhance our educational programs and help in our efforts to raise awareness regarding conservation issues. For more information about our future plans and how you can help, click here