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Caribou, like this one in the Northwest Territories, are increasingly threatened across the country. (Photo: Alex Elliott/Can Geo Photo Club)

Wildlife

At risk of extinction

Caribou numbers in Canada are dropping drastically — and quickly — leaving the iconic land mammal on the brink of extinction

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dwindling caribou map

Wildlife

Mapping the decline of Canada’s caribou

 A snapshot of the country’s drastically dwindling caribou herds

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Three painted turtles sunning on a log

Wildlife

Every turtle species in Canada is now at some level of risk

To save turtles, we need to think in “turtle time,” biologist says

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Sea otters play among the kelp in Tofino, B.C.

Environment

British Columbia is developing its own law to protect species at risk

Environmentalists hope the long-awaited legislation will compensate for shortcomings in the federal Species at Risk Act

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A radio transmitter is attached to a northern saw-whet owl (brooksi subspecies) near the community of Skidegate in Haida Gwaii, B.C., in 2010. The species is unique to the archipelago and was listed as threatened in the latest COSEWIC assessment of endangered wildlife.

Wildlife

Five things you may have missed in the latest COSEWIC assessment

Whether it's lampreys on Vancouver Island or a rare moth on the Prairies, the latest assessment from the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada provides a snapshot of the nation's fragile and fascinating species

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