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Habitat Conservation

Wildlife Branch protects and manages habitat on Crown Lands designated as Wildlife Management Areas and lands designated as Special Conservation Areas.  Wildlife Management Areas conserve biodiversity and contribute to Manitoba’s Network of Protected Areas, while also providing opportunities for hunting, trapping and/or wildlife viewing and interpretation.  Special Conservation Areas protect critical habitats for endangered species, such as piping plovers, from disturbance during the nesting and brood rearing season.  The Branch also encourages the conservation of critical wildlife habitat on private lands through a variety of initiatives and cooperates with other conservation organizations, such as The Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation, The Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ducks Unlimited Canada and other partners.