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A man holds binoculars while looking out over a brown field

Patrick Nadeau is the new president of Birds Canada. (Photo: Martin Lipman)

Photo: Martin Lipman
The new president of Birds Canada gives us an inside look at Canada’s largest citizen science movement
Mother and baby bear curl up like kidney beans in a mirror image of eachother in a grassy meadow

A mother and baby bear curl up for sleep in a grassy meadow. Look closely and you’ll notice the cub has only three legs. “That bear was so attached to his mom,” says Gregus. (Photo: Martin Gregus)

Photo: Martin Gregus
Gregus received the Rising Star Portfolio Award in this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Canadian Geographic caught up with him for the story behind the photos.

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo
Born into a nomadic, caribou-hunting Cree family in northern Manitoba, acclaimed playwright and novelist Tomson Highway pays tribute to the magical world of his childhood in Permanent Astonishment  
A model of a woolly mammoth at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria

A model of a woolly mammoth at the Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria. (Photo: Thomas Quine/Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

Photo: Thomas Quine/Flickr, CC BY 2.0
And moreover, should it? Plus: Dinosaur fight club, birds about town, and tracking whale whoops
leather sea stars

Two leather sea stars photographed by marine ecologist Chris Harley in Vancouver’s Stanley Park on July 12, 2021, illustrate the impact of the extreme heat wave that hit Western Canada this past summer. The live star on the left was in a shady spot, while the star on the right perished in the direct sun. (Photos: Chris Harley)

(Photos: Chris Harley)
As the impacts of global warming become increasingly evident, the connections to biodiversity loss are hard to ignore. Can this fall’s two key international climate conferences point us to a nature-positive future?
North American dark-eyed junco on a pine branch

The North American dark-eyed junco is one of several species that has increased its bill size in response to warmer-than-normal temperatures in its range. (Photo: Harold Fleming/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Harold Fleming/Can Geo Photo Club
Plus: Tree species at risk, inbreeding polar bears, and a 20,000-kilometre butterfly chase

A digital reconstruction of the newly discovered whale species, Phiomicetus anubis. (Image: Dr. Robert W. Boessenecker)

Image: Dr. Robert W. Boessenecker
The predatory whale’s scientific name pays tribute to Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of death
Common loon with babies

A common loon with her babies. A 40-year study by Birds Canada finds fewer common loon chicks are surviving to adulthood. (Photo: Mark Peck)

Photo: Mark Peck
Plus: Cross-dressing hummingbirds, tracking genetically modified animals, and Arctic “junk food”
Two caribou silhouetted against a dark, rainy landscape

Two caribou come together, silhouetted against a downpour of rain by the late afternoon sun. (Photo: Hugues Deglaire/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Hugues Deglaire
After more than a million years on Earth, the caribou is under threat of global extinction. The precipitous decline of the once mighty herds is a tragedy that is hard to watch — and even harder to reverse.

Photo: Sharon Gallina/Can Geo Photo Club

Photo: Sharon Gallina/Can Geo Photo Club
Plus: Bacterial “first responders,” modelling cod and more marmots
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