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

North, Arctic, Polar Knowledge, Inuit, research, char, wildlife

Jean-Sébastien Moore of Université Laval shows a Cambridge Bay youth how to remove otoliths, a pair of earbones found in fish, which allow researchers to tell the age of the char. (Photo: Jean-Sébastien Moore)

Photo: Jean-Sébastien Moore
How a Université Laval scientist, DFO researchers and locals in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, are working together to keep these staple fish populations healthy 
North, Arctic, Polar Knowledge, Inuit, research, char, wildlife

Jean-Sébastien Moore, de l’Université Laval, montre à des jeunes de Cambridge Bay comment retirer des otolithes, une paire d’os dans l’oreille du poisson, permettant aux chercheurs de déterminer son âge. (Photo : Jean-Sébastien Moore)

Photo : Jean-Sébastien Moore
Découvrez comment un scientifique de l’Université Laval, des chercheurs du MPO et des habitants de Cambridge Bay, au Nunavut, travaillent ensemble afin de préserver l’état de ces populations de poissons.
Ladybug from tribe Chrysomelini, as identified by iNaturalist

A ladybug from tribe Chrysomelini, as identified by iNaturalist's new computer vision-powered app. (Photo: Marina Wang)

Photo: Marina Wang
Can a computer learn to identify species?

A screenshot from the African Wildlife Foundation's new "Talking Rhino" PSA. 

The video is the latest in a campaign by the African Wildlife Foundation to raise awareness of the illegal wildlife trade
caribou in nunavut

A study by WWF-Canada finds that habitat loss, pollution and climate change have all contributed to the precipitous decline of some Canadian species, such as the barren-ground caribou. (Photo: Elaine Kennedy/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Elaine Kennedy/Can Geo Photo Club
Habitat loss, pollution, climate change have all contributed to steep declines of some species since 1970 
Cover options for Winter 2017 Canadian Geographic Travel issue

Cover options for the Winter 2017-18 issue of Canadian Geographic Travel. Option one was the clear winner, nabbing 47 per cent of the audience vote. (Photos: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic)

Photos: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic
Thanks to everyone who voted!
Adam Shoalts, Arctic, explorer, expedition, North, wildlife, canoe, RCGS

Adam Shoalts paddles against the powerful current of the Mackenzie River, N.W.T., just two weeks into the Trans-Canadian Arctic Expedition. (Photo: Adam Shoalts)

Photo: Adam Shoalts
Explorer Adam Shoalts, who completed his monumental 4,000-kilometre journey on September 6, speaks to Canadian Geographic about an expedition that calls to mind the likes of Vilhjalmur Stefansson and Joseph Tyrrell

Not including viruses and bacteria, there are an estimated 80,000 known species in Canada. (Photos: Wild Species 2015: The General Status of Species in Canada)

The 'Wild Species 2015: The General Status of Species in Canada' provides many facts about the tens of thousands of species that call Canada home. Find some below. For instance, did you know that nearly 70 per cent of the known animal species in Canada are insects?
ice grizzly, yukon, valberg

Meet the largest congregation of grizzly bears in the far north as they gather on the Fishing Branch River (or Ni’iinlii Njik, Gwich’in for “where fish spawn”) (Photo: Michelle Valberg)

Photo: Michelle Valberg
From September to November, grizzly bears gather in the mountainous Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Traditional Territory to feast on salmon. As the temperature dips, their fur becomes coated in ice, creating an otherworldly look and spectacular photos.
Bald eagle, nest, environment, science, scientist, Besnard Lake, Saskatchewan, Jon Gerrard, Elston Dzus

An adult bald eagle on Saskatchewan's Besnard Lake eyes the photographer warily. (Photo: Elston Dzus)

Photo: Elston Dzus
Jon Gerrard and Elston Dzus lead a now 50-year study of a thriving population of bald eagles in northern boreal Saskatchewan. Here they talk about the longevity of the research, key discoveries, the challenges of climbing trees and more.
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