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From polar bears to peregrine falcons, blue whales to bees, find out about Canada’s wildlife, habitats and conservation news.

A greater sage-grouse flies above a brown prairie landscape

A greater sage-grouse, bred in captivity at the Calgary Zoo, is released onto protected land in southern Alberta in fall 2018 as part of an initiative to halt the endangered bird’s decline. (Photo: River Run Photography)

Photo: River Run Photography
The prairie bird has come close to extinction in Canada, but a captive breeding and reintroduction program is helping to halt its decline
A bright iridescent orange-and-blue coloured sea slug (nudibranch) is laying eggs on top of a sea sponge

The opalescent nudibranch (Hermissenda crassicornis) is also nicknamed the flame-tipped nudibranch. This one is laying a ribbon-like egg mass on top of a sea sponge. (Photo: Jett Britnell)

Photo: Jett Britnell
The naked truth about nudibranchs, in British Columbia and beyond
Transient killer whale jumping

Transient killer whales might struggle if their prey base is cut in half. (Photo: Robert Pittman/NOAA)

Transient killer whale jumping
A controversial proposal to reopen the seal hunt in B.C. might boost numbers of chinook salmon, but at the expense of other marine mammals, says a UBC professor
A purple martin silhouetted in flight against a blue sky

Migratory birds like the purple martin, pictured, face increasing threats from climate change and human activity over their entire range, which extends from Canada to Amazonian South American. (Photo via goodfreephotos.com)

Photo via goodfreephotos.com
New technology is helping researchers understand how birds time their migrations when the seasons send mixed signals
Plate of ricotta cavatelli with venison neck ragu

Ricotta cavatelli with venison neck ragu. (Photo: Jody Shapiro)

Photo: Jody Shapiro
Chef Michael Hunter from Toronto’s Antler Kitchen & Bar shares his favourite wild game recipes
Women in Nunavut running across a snow-covered field towards the camera

A mild spring day at Pond Inlet launches the town into an impromptu afternoon of games, including a women's sprint and snowmobile race. (Photo: André Gallant)

Photo: André Gallant
On April 1, 1999, Canada’s youngest population took control of its largest territory. Here’s how Canadian Geographic covered the story. 
Aerial view of Ontario patchwork farmland

The highly fragmented southern Ontario landscape of isolated woodlots, suburbs and farms harbours many endangered plant species. (Photo: Paul Hamilton)

Photo: Paul Hamilton
Hundreds of Canada’s species at risk are plants, and most of them live where we do
Arctic tern on Machias Seal Island, New Brunswick

An Arctic tern on Machias Seal Island, which was once home to about 2,000 pairs of the birds. Today, there are only about 475 pairs. (Photo: Nick Hawkins/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Nick Hawkins/Canadian Geographic
On New Brunswick’s Machias Seal Island, predatory gulls are pushing endangered Arctic tern colonies to the brink, creating a dilemma for wildlife managers
Monarch butterfly on swamp milkweed

A monarch butterfly perched on swamp milkweed. Monarch caterpillars will only eat milkweed, so the plant is vital to the butterfly’s conservation. (Photo: Robert Rutkay/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Robert Rutkay/Can Geo Photo Club
André-Philippe Drapeau Picard of Mission Monarch discusses the threats facing monarchs and how Canadians can help
A female pronghorn with her twins on the Canadian prairie. The species is hailed as a conservation success story, but its future is uncertain. (Photo: Sandra Forbes)

A female pronghorn with her twins on the Canadian prairie. The species is hailed as a conservation success story, but its future is uncertain. (Photo: Sandra Forbes)

Photo: Sandra Forbes
The story of a biologist’s lifelong study of an endangered species — and its future
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