The Great Horned Owl
Did you know that the Great Horned Owl is one of the most common owls in North America? The Great Horned Owl is aptly named due to the tufts of feathers on the top of the head that appear to be hor...
The Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (AIWC) is a registered charity and non-profit society that has been operating since 1993. We are an accredited vet clinic through the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, specifically dedicated to admitting injured and orphaned wildlife. We are located northwest of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and serve the Calgary region and southern Alberta.
If you have found an injured or orphaned wild animal please call us at 403-946-2361. Our experienced staff will instruct you regarding the safest way to proceed for both you and the animal.
AIWC provides fun and interactive classroom presentations for preschool to post-secondary audiences as well as community groups and businesses.
AIWC depends on an army of dedicated volunteers. With ever-increasing demand and minimal paid staff, extra hands, brains, and hearts are always needed.
Each year the demand for our services grows, and as a charitable organization we rely solely on our own fundraising to provide care for over 1,600 animals admitted each year. Learn how you can support AIWC.