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

Jumbo Valley in the East Kootenays, site of a lengthy battle over a proposed ski resort

Jumbo Valley in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia is the site of a lengthy, ongoing battle over a proposed ski resort. (Photo: Catherine Page/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Catherine Page/Can Geo Photo Club
With its ruling in Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia, the Supreme Court of Canada has shown that Indigenous groups cannot use the Charter's freedom of religion clause to protect lands they consider sacred
the inner life of animals peter wohlleben book cover

In his new book, Peter Wohlleben combines colourful storytelling with scientific rigour to show that animals domestic and wild are capable of empathy, compassion and even grief. (Images courtesy Greystone Books)

Courtesy Greystone Books
In his new book The Inner Life of Animals, Peter Wohlleben offers a compassionate glimpse into the surprisingly complex emotional lives of creatures both wild and domestic 
boreal caribou female with calf

A boreal caribou cow nurses her calf in northeastern B.C. Boreal caribou populations are on the decline across Canada due to habitat loss. (Photo: Ryan Dickie/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Ryan Dickie/Can Geo Photo Club
Provinces are falling behind on their obligation to protect the caribou's forest habitat, report says
Mad Hatterpillar

One species of caterpillar, the gum leaf skeletonizer (Uraba lugens), dons a “hat” of heads, a conical ornament made up of its own discarded head capsules, one stacked on top of the next, earning it the nickname "Mad Hatterpillar." (Photo: Natalie Tapson/Flickr)

Photo: Natalie Tapson/Flickr
Often gory and gross, insects use disguises to improve ther odds of survival
sea turtle, conservation, mexico, research, science, wildlife

Conservationists care for a black sea turtle during a research and monitoring survey in Baja California Sur, Mexico. (Photo: Neil Ever Osborne)

Photo: Neil Ever Osborne
Don't miss this photography workshop with Photographer-in-Residence Neil Ever Osborne on November 23 in Toronto 
Richmond B.C. fishing fleet at sunset

A fishing fleet at sunset in Richmond, B.C. A new report by Oceana Canada says the Canadian government must take swift action to rebuild depleted fish stocks or face serious economic and environmental consequences. (Photo: Robert Plowman/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Robert Plowman/Can Geo Photo Club
Advocacy group says action plans are urgently needed for the recovery of 26 dangerously depleted fish populations
illustration by Charlene Chua

(Illustration: Charlene Chua/Canadian Geographic)

Illustration: Charlene Chua/Canadian Geographic
Insects are by far the most populous species on the planet, but they seem to be disappearing. Why aren't more people concerned?
View of Coal Harbour from room at Westin Bayshore Vancouver

The view of Coal Harbour from a room at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver. Recognized for its picturesque gardens and situated next to Stanley Park, proximity to nature is just part of the Bayshore experience. (Photo: Brittany Duggan/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Brittany Duggan/Canadian Geographic
With its picturesque gardens, onsite apiary and visiting otter, Vancouver's historic waterfront hotel is close to nature by design
tiger shark

Think there are no sharks in Canadian waters? Think again: A number of shark species are found in our oceans, either year-round or at certain times. The tropical tiger shark (pictured) swims off our coastline during its long migration. (Photo: Albert Kok/Wikimedia Commons)

Photo: Albert Kok/Wikimedia Commons
Meet some of the incredible toothy predators swimming off our shores
north atlantic right whale gulf of st. lawrence

North Atlantic right whales are listed as critically endangered. Twelve have died in Canadian waters since June. (Photo: Larissa Schiffmann/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Larissa Schiffmann/Can Geo Photo Club
Results of necropsies on six whales that died this summer in the Gulf of St. Lawrence reveal blunt force trauma and chronic entanglement as cause of death
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