￼© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Environment, 2015
The 2015 Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp, featuring the image of the painting “Blossoming – Mourning Doves” by wildlife artist W. Allan Hancock.
A painting by Birthplace of B.C. Gallery artist, W. Allan Hancock
, titled “Blossoming – Mourning Doves,” has been unveiled as the image of the 2015 Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp and Print.
The Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp and Print are produced each year through unique partnerships among Wildlife Habitat Canada, the Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment Canada, and Canadian wildlife artists.
Wildlife Habitat Canada is proud to be celebrating its 31st anniversary of working to help conserve, restore and enhance the great variety of wildlife habitat across Canada. The revenues and royalties from the sale of the Conservation Stamp and Print fund WHC’s habitat conservation grant program. Since 1985, more than $50 million has been invested to support over 1,500 conservation projects across Canada.
The 2015 Stamp, “Blossoming – Mourning Doves”, was officially launched on April 11, 2015 at a special event in Montreal with the artist, W. Allan Hancock, in attendance. Allan’s career as a wildlife artist began in 1989, and his artwork has contributed to numerous fund-raising projects for wildlife and habitat conservation projects. His winning artwork has also been featured on the 2005 (Harlequin ducks) and 2011 (American Wigeon) Conservation Stamps.
W. Allan Hancock’s artwork can be seen at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery
in Fort Langley, British Columbia.