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Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Natan Obed is president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the national organization that advocates for the people of Inuit Nunangat and works to Inuit language and culture. (Photo: ITK/Adam Scotti)

Photo: ITK/Adam Scotti
Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, on the idea of a Inuit-Crown relationship, Canada’s Inuit homelands and the role of Inuit in the world
Grizzly, wildlife, endangered species, Trump, protected

A grizzly in Banff National Park, Alberta. (Photo: Carlos Marrero Reiley/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Carlos Marrero Reiley/Can Geo Photo Club
Grizzlies, monarch butterflies and other keystone species could be at risk
The Experimental Lakes Area research facility is made of up 58 boreal lakes that sit on the Canadian shield. (Photo: IISD Experimental Lakes Area)

The remote Experimental Lakes Area research facility is made of up 58 boreal lakes that sit on the Canadian Shield. (Photo courtesy IISD Experimental Lakes Area)

Photo courtesy IISD Experimental Lakes Area
Studies conducted at the Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario have impacted environmental decision-making around the world
Ocean Plastics Lab

The Ocean Plastics Lab shows the scale of plastic pollution in oceans around the world. Most of the garbage in the exhibit comes from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. (Photo: Annie Rueter/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Annie Rueter/Canadian Geographic
The interactive Ocean Plastics Lab is visiting Ottawa until Aug. 12
Caving expedition in Meghalaya

Scientists analyzed chemical variations in a stalagmite from a cave complex in Meghalaya, India and found indications that there was a significant global drying and cooling event 4,200 years ago: the start of the Meghalayan age. (Photo: F. Simpson/Wikimedia Commons)

Photo: F. Simpson/Wikimedia Commons
The start of the Meghalayan age 4,200 years ago brought about climatic shifts that toppled empires
climate change landscapes across canada

The effects of climate change can already be observed across the country, and will only become more apparent as the planet continues to warm.

From floods to fires, drought to coastal erosion, climate change is already having an impact on Canada's communities, landscapes and wildlife
The North American grasslands at sunset

The temperate grasslands that once covered much of western North America are one of the most imperilled ecosystems in the world. (Photo: Jeremy Pittman)

Photo: Jeremy Pittman
Agriculture can play an important role in protecting and restoring critical habitat on the Prairies
Bigleaf maple leaves on a leaf press

The bigleaf maple is highly sought by poachers in North America because of the unique marbling pattern in its wood. (Photo: John B. Hanle)

Photo: John B. Hanle
Volunteers are collecting samples from bigleaf maples to prevent illegal logging
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve

Over a third of the water around Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site may soon be fully protected from commercial activity under the terms of a new 10-year management plan for the region. (Photo: Iain Reid/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Iain Reid/Can Geo Photo Club
Lengthy education campaign achieved compromise between fishing industry, environmental advocates
Scarlet ibises fly above flooded lowlands, near Bom Amigo, Amapá, Brazilian Amazon.

Scarlet ibises fly above flooded lowlands, near Bom Amigo, Amapá, Brazilian Amazon. This image is part of a series, “Amazon: Paradise Threatened,” by American photographer Daniel Beltra exploring the destruction of the world’s largest tropical rainforest. Beltra placed third in the Environment - Stories category of the 2018 World Press Photo Contest. (Photo: Daniel Beltra)

Photo: Daniel Beltra
Tour of winning images to make four Canadian stops, starting July 20 at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa
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