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Tombstones representing each of Canada's 51 endangered caribou herds set up outside the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Canada in Gatineau, Que. May 1st, 2018

Greenpeace activists erected 51 tombstones (representing the 51 caribou herds in Canada) outside the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Canada on May 1 to denounce Canada’s failure to protect endangered caribou. (Photo: Toma Iczkovits/Greenpeace)

Photo: Toma Iczkovits/Greenpeace
The federal government has committed $1.26 million over five years for First Nations-led projects to preserve the endangered herd 
Polar bear and cub on green tundra

An aerial survey of southern Hudson Bay has found that the previously stable polar bear population is now in decline, with fewer cubs surviving their first year. (Photo: Martyn Obbard)

Photo: Martyn Obbard
The number of polar bears living around southern Hudson Bay has dropped by nearly a fifth since 2011
Image of a polar bear, and the cover of "The Subjugation of Canadian wildlife"

In “The Subjugation of Canadian Wildlife,” Max Foran explores the ways Canadian governments and society have failed to protect our country’s wildlife. (Photo: Joe Desjardins/Can Geo Photo Club; cover image courtesy McGill-Queen’s University Press)

Photo: Joe Desjardins/Can Geo Photo Club; cover image courtesy McGill-Queen’s University Press
In a new book, Max Foran denounces Canada's failures in protecting its wildlife from human exploitation
This stunning view from King Creek Ridge, Kananaskis Country, Alberta, tells a story of how fire has changed the mountain landscape. Photo: Mountain Legacy Project.

This stunning view from King Creek Ridge, Kananaskis Country, Alta., tells a story of how fire has changed the mountain landscape. (Photo: Mountain Legacy Project)

Photo: Mountain Legacy Project
A new report by Alpine Club of Canada scientists and other experts highlights worrying trends in Canada’s mountain ecosystems
Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna met with Canadian Geographic editor Aaron Kylie and other members of the Can Geo editorial team in January to brainstorm ideas for the November/December 2018 issue.

Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna met with Canadian Geographic editor Aaron Kylie and other members of the Can Geo editorial team in January to brainstorm ideas for the November/December 2018 issue. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
Canadian Geographic will collaborate with McKenna on exclusive content for the November/December 2018 issue 
A Canada jay in flight with outstretched wings in southwestern B.C.

What’s in a name? Fans of the erstwhile grey jay have long wanted the bird’s name to once again reflect its connection to the north. (Photo: Ian Harland/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Ian Harland/Can Geo Photo Club
For decades, the gregarious bird of the northern forest was simply called the “grey jay.” Now, ornithologists are once again embracing the jay’s nationality. 
A scene of mountains, forest and glacial lake

Canada has pledged to protect 17 per cent of its land and freshwater by 2020, but has only achieved about 10 per cent of that target to date. A group of independent scientists hope their new framework will help identify priority areas for protection. (Photo: Laura Coristine)

Photo: Laura Coristine
As time runs out for Canada to meet its 2020 conservation targets, a new study aims to help governments and the public identify priority areas for protection
Three painted turtles sunning on a log

Groups of sunning painted turtles are a common sight around lakes and rivers in southern Ontario, but the species faces an uncertain future, according to biologists. (Photo: Alyx Luger/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Alyx Luger/Can Geo Photo Club
To save turtles, we need to think in “turtle time,” biologist says
Scientists from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration approach a young North Atlantic right whale entangled in fishing gear near Cape Canaveral. (NOAA Photo Library/flickr), CC BY-SA

Scientists from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration approach a young North Atlantic right whale entangled in fishing gear near Cape Canaveral. (Photo: NOAA Photo Library/flickr, CC BY-SA)

Photo: NOAA Photo Library/flickr, CC BY-SA
The death and entanglement of 17 of the endangered mammals last summer spurred an unprecedented effort to make the Gulf of St. Lawrence safer — but will it be enough? 
infographic of findings from BioBlitz Canada 150

An infographic showing a few key findings from BioBlitz Canada 150. (Infographic: Canadian Wildlife Federation)

Infographic: Canadian Wildlife Federation
35 events, 16,600 hours and 7,510 recorded species: the results are in from a series of bioblitz events held to commemorate Canada 150
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