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

Protarctos in its environment

An artist’s reconstruction showing Protarctos abstrusus in the Ellesmere Island Beaver Pond site during the late summer. An extinct beaver, Dipoides, is shown carrying a tree branch in water. Plants include black crowberry with ripened berries, dwarf birch (in foreground), sedges on water margins, and larch trees in background. (Illustration: Mauricio Antón)

Image: Mauricio Antón
Researchers say cavities in fossilized bear teeth suggest that even early in their evolution, bears geared up for winter by eating sugary berries
Peregrine falcon chicks Kingston

Peregrine falcon chicks in a nest in Kingston, Ont. Assessed as endangered 40 years ago by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), the species has made a remarkable recovery thanks to an extensive captive-breeding program and a nationwide ban on the use of DDT. (Photo: Lindy Martin/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Lindy Martin/Can Geo Photo Club
Nearly 40 years after it was first put on a list of threatened species in Canada, the peregrine falcon now looks set to be classified as not at risk 
bluefin, bluefin tuna documentary

Documentary film “Bluefin” explores the mystery of why wild giant tuna will approach fishing boats and eat bait from a human hand. (Image courtesy National Film Board)

Image courtesy National Film Board
A new documentary portrays the remarkable species as a symbol of a “precariously broken” ocean ecosystem
blue morpho butterfly

A blue morpho butterfly flies through the solarium at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. The species, along with dozens of others, is part of a new exhibit, Butterflies in Flight, which lets visitors mingle up close with the insects. (Photo: Aaron Kylie/Canadian Geographic)

blue morpho butterfly
The Canadian Museum of Nature's new Butterflies in Flight exhibit lets visitors mingle with dozens of the insects
Banff wildlife overpass, anniversary, national park, bear, wolf, elk, cougar

Twenty years later, Banff National Park's system of wildlife overpasses and underpasses are still praised around the world for having drastically reduced wildlife collisions in the busy park. (Photo: Gloria Dickie)

Photo: Gloria Dickie
The innovative structures are heralded for having opened migration corridors and saved countless animals from vehicle collisions
illegal wildlife trade, elephant foot, ivory, biodiversity

An elephant foot stool and a carving made from elephant ivory, both illegal wildlife products, in evidence room of Environment Canada's wildlife enforcement directorate. (Photo: Peter Power/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Peter Power
An estimated annual $175-billion business, the illegal trade in wildlife is the world’s fourth-largest criminal enterprise. It stands to radically alter the animal kingdom.
January/February 2018 cover

Cover options for the January/February issue of Canadian Geographic. Option three was the clear winner, earning 48 per cent of the audience vote. (Photos, left to right: Gary and Joanie McGuffin, Robin O’Neill and Nick Hawkins)

January/February 2018 cover
Thanks to everyone who voted!
A bowhead whale in Cumberland Sound, Nunavut

A moulting bowhead whale in Cumberland Sound, Nunavut, in August 2016. New research out of UBC has found compelling evidence that the whales visit the sound in summer both to feed and to shed their dead skin by rubbing on large rocks. (Photo courtesy VDOS Global LLC)

Photo courtesy VDOS Global LLC
Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found evidence that bowhead whales exfoliate their skin by rubbing against large rocks
Wintry scenes from Can Geo's Instagram community

Wintry scenes from Can Geo's Instagram community.

This week, we embrace the coming season and showcase Canada as a winter wonderland
10 destinations to add to your must-see list, as captured by @CanGeoTravel's editors and Instagram community
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