Welcome to the Centre's new website!!

The Ontario Specialized Species Centre is proud to launch its new website, offering more information about the Centre's educational and 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 promoting the conservation of threatened and endangered species through its educational and breeding programs. Located in the Kawartha's, the Centre is home to over 300 animals such as birds of prey and bats.

The Centre does not receive any government funding. We rely on donations and fundraising events, in addition to the dedicated efforts of our volunteers.

How We Promote Conservation

Educating The Public

Book a Presentation Today!

The Centre is currently taking bookings for the 2013 school season!

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

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

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

Captive Breeding Programs

The Centre has been successfully breeding birds of prey for over 25 years. The animals produced at the Centre are used in educational and breeding programs. We do not allow our animals to fall into the pet trade. Our animals are only sent to registered and licensed facilities.

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 Sanctuary To Injured Birds

Throught the past 25 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.

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 hope 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. More information about our future plans can be found in the future plans page.