Wednesday 15 January 2014

First to tell..

I wanted to be the first to tell you this news..
As of last Monday,
our ranch, the GRAZERIE
 has now also been certified

We join the ranks of other certified producers such as:

All things Alpaca Ecuador
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Wildlife Works
Thirteen Mile Lamb and Wool
The Living Earth Farm
Women for Conservation
Snow Leopard Enterprises
Ayrshire Farm

and many other, internationally recognized programs and organizations!

To see the complete list go and visit the website of  Wildlife Friendly

This certification is a step up from being Predator Friendly.
So, we are both Predator Friendly, as well as Wildlife Friendly now.
Wow, it is beginning to look like a game farm around here!

Our ranch had to undergo a rigorous audit.
The auditor flew all the way from the USA to our little ranch to conduct this audit last year.
External control is an important part of this ISO certification,
adhering to international standards,
unannounced visits are part of being certified.

We are very excited to be part of this program and work hard at promoting co-existence and looking for solutions that will benefit both ranchers and wildlife.

We hope that this certification of our ranch will promote:

1.  More dialogue for non lethal solutions to predator management
2. Promotion of co-existence between wildlife and ranching
3. Labeling of our meat products in order to sell to consumers who value our commitment
to sustainability and wildlife.
4. To help provide our ranch with some economic stability
(to be honest, the sheep industry and cattle industry, is mostly surviving on a subsistence level,
economic survival of the small family owned ranch is crucial for both the rancher and the wildlife)
5. Education

We are the first ranch in Canada to receive this certification,
and we are proud of it!

More information about this certification will follow soon.

I just wanted to share this news with everyone first!

What is "Wildlife Friendly" organization?

Our Mission

Our mission is to protect wildlife in wild places by certifying enterprises that assure people and nature coexist and thrive.

Our Principles

  • Wildlife Conservation
    We champion the conservation of wildlife in wild places around the world. Our members are committed to the protection of imperiled species and biodiversity.
  • Economic Well Being
    We foster economic and social opportunities in rural communities. Certified Wildlife Friendly® products provide a tangible benefit for conserving wildlife.
  • Accountability
    We promote best conservation practices and robust monitoring efforts.
Look for Our Logo and Trademark
The Certified Wildlife Friendly®, Wildlife Friendly®, and Predator Friendly® marks are registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office.


  1. Grazerie is truly a Canadian leader in many ways...thank you so much for your efforts and sharing the way with others!


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