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• One evening to learn frog calls and listen for amphibians for FrogWatch Ontario. This kid-friendly project helps scientists gather information on amphibians’ population, range and distribution and can even help track climate change.

• The cost of a family movie night ($50) to help feed, shelter and care for an orphaned chimpanzee at a sanctuary aided by the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada.

• Your Hudson’s Bay Company Rewards Card to help volunteers rescue and care for abandoned birds. Donate your reward points to Greyhaven, a bird sanctuary based in Surrey, B.C.

• The cost of a bottle of good wine ($30) to become a “wildlife guardian” through the Humane Society of Canada. Symbolically adopt a dolphin, elephant, harp seal or lemur.

• A pair of running shoes to tackle habitat loss. Next April, take part in Canada Life’s CN Tower Climb in support of the World Wildlife Fund Canada’s conservation efforts, and help top this year’s fundraising tally of $1.1 million.

• A few weeks to be a foster parent for a cat or dog through your local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The society sends out animals that are pregnant, sick or too young for a shelter.