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

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

Sunlight breaks through dark clouds to cast a glow over the Tombstone River Valley near the Talus Lake backcountry campground in Yukon’s Tombstone Territorial Park. (Photo: Victor Liu)

Photo: Victor Liu
A look back at the most awe-inspiring and thought-provoking visuals we published this year
Glacier bear

The “glacier bear” of northwestern B.C. and southeastern Alaska is so rare, even experienced river guides can go decades without seeing one. This image is a screenshot from video footage of a glacier bear recorded by photographer Lance Nesbitt in Alaska. Watch the full video below.

Lance Nesbitt
The elusive “glacier bear” of northwestern B.C. and southeastern Alaska remains a genetic mystery 
John E. Marriott, wildlife photographer, in the rainforest

Wildlife photographer John E. Marriott at work in B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest. (Photo: Pat Roque)
Inset: The cover of the December 2011 issue of Canadian Geographic magazine, featuring Marriott’s image of a grizzly bear and cub.

Photo: Pat Roque
A noted Canadian wildlife photographer who often contributes to Canadian Geographic shares the story of his big break
Laurie Sarkadi Voice in the Wild

In her memoir, “Voice in the Wild,” journalist Laurie Sarkadi shares stories from nearly three decades of living off-grid in Yellowknife, N.W.T. (Images courtesy Caitlin Press)

Images courtesy Caitlin Press
In her memoir, Voice in the Wild, journalist Laurie Sarkadi shares stories from her nearly 30 years living off-grid in the Subarctic, with wolves, bears and caribou as her neighbours
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