The province hopes to promote sustainable and proactive practices regarding fish and wildlife populations.

Natural Resources and Northern Development Minister Greg Nesbitt has announced that the Manitoba government has contributed $794,000 to the Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Fund (FWEF). Over 23,000 people contributed more than $143,000 from 2020 to 2022 through the e-licensing system.

"Our government has long recognized the importance of supporting projects that conserve, manage and enhance fish and wildlife species in the province," says Nesbitt. "We took significant steps to modernize the FWEF with new funding and delivery model and made a historic $20-million investment to the endowment fund in 2020. We are pleased to announce this additional funding, which will allow the 2023 program to grant more than $1.3 million to support projects across Manitoba."

The purpose of FWEF is to provide funding for non-profits, local agencies, and research organizations regarding initiatives that can positively impact the province's fish and wildlife populations. This could include promoting sustainable and ethical hunting or protecting and improving critical fish and wildlife production habitats.

Funding recipients will be announced this spring.

You can donate to FWEF by clicking here.