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Canada‘s largest EVER private conservation project

Also: Climate changed restaurant menus, sandhill cranes in New Brunswick, bears waking up from their slumber — and a pesky woodpecker hits Canada where it hurts

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A crowd of tourist swarm on a lakeside beach in Banff National Park

Places

Smother Nature: The struggle to protect Banff National Park

In Banff National Park, Alberta, as in protected areas across the country, managers find it difficult to balance the desire of people to experience wilderness with an imperative to conserve it

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Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve

Places

Gwaii Haanas set to expand protected waters

Lengthy education campaign achieved compromise between fishing industry, environmental advocates

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The marsh boardwalk through Point Pelee National Park at sunset

Places

Photos: Point Pelee National Park at 100

Established in 1918, Canada’s southernmost national park is a haven for wildlife and nature lovers alike

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Parks Canada red Muskoka chairs on a snowy slope overlooking the Banff townsite

Places

Parks Canada to take ‘nature first’ approach to managing national parks

Responding to feedback from Canadians, environment minister Catherine McKenna promised a renewed focus on science and conservation for Canada's protected places

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Plains bison with their calves in banff national park

Places

Back where they belong

Nearly wiped out in Alberta in the 1800s, plains bison are making a historic return to Banff National Park 

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The Liard River

Environment

“It’s at the very core of everything”: The significance of Canada’s wild rivers

Only a third of the world’s rivers longer than 1,000 kilometres remain free-flowing. In North America, 70 per cent of those are in Canada. Meet some of the people who want to keep it that way

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research

A purple martin silhouetted in flight against a blue sky

Wildlife

Migration in the time of climate change

New technology is helping researchers understand how birds time their migrations when the seasons send mixed signals

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A scene of mountains, forest and glacial lake

Environment

To effectively protect wilderness, Canada must get strategic, researchers say

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

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A savannah sparrow

Wildlife

Can you hear me now? Prairie songbirds change their tune to cope with human noise

Study finds birds near noisy sites are stressed out and struggling to adapt

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A polar bear on Mitivik Island

Wildlife

A bear in the henhouse

How the drama of climate change is playing out on a small island in Hudson Bay

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A wolverine

Wildlife

Why won’t wolverines cross the road?

In shedding light on wolverines' aversion to roads, new research suggests the key to their conservation in Alberta 

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Wildlife

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Q&A: A Canadian river conservation leader on protecting our waterways

Mark Angelo, founder of BC Rivers Day and World Rivers Day, shares insights on his love of rivers, his forthcoming film and what can be done to protect the planet’s waterways

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A humpback whale feeds on herring in the Johnstone Strait on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island

Wildlife

Small but important fish species in trouble in parts of Canada: report

World Wildlife Fund cautions that fishery management must take entire local ecosystem into account

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Ground fog in the Great Bear Rainforest

Environment

Protecting forests, in the name of the Queen

An ambitious legacy project called the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy unites forest conservation projects in the Commonwealth countries 

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salmon run British Columbia Vancouver Cambie bridge

Environment

High-tech art to bring B.C.’s annual salmon run to downtown Vancouver

Uninterrupted, a digital art installation planned for Vancouver's Cambie Street Bridge, hopes to inspire conservation efforts

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A female scuba diver holds a light up to anemones during a night dive

Exploration

Canadian diver named 2019 North American Rolex Scholar

Meet Neha Acharya-Patel, the first Canadian recipient of the prestigious Rolex scholarship from the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society

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Lancaster Sound map

Mapping

Mapping the Lancaster Sound National Marine Conservation Area

Two visions of the landmark proposed marine protected region

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A monarch butterfly on a flower

Environment

Researchers pinpoint monarch butterfly birthplaces to help conserve species

New data could help coordinate conservation efforts across three countries

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A paddleboarder and a kayaker on Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba at sunset. (Photo: Harry Wilson/Canadian Geographic)

Environment

5 Manitoban water conservation projects

How people are trying to save Manitoba's waterways

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Boreal wetland in the Northwest Territories

Environment

Canada’s boreal wetlands are key to fighting climate change: report

A new report from the Boreal Songbird Initiative calls for enhanced protection of wetlands within Canada's boreal forest

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Comfort Maple in Fenwick, Ont., fall colours

Environment

Seven iconic Canadian trees

In a nation of forests, these trees stand head and shoulders above the rest

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A researcher holds a Canada warbler that has been fitted with a tiny geolocator

Wildlife

Report calls for international cooperation to protect migratory birds

Organizations would like to see at least 50 per cent of the boreal forest protected from industrial development

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Architect Julian Smith

People & Culture

An interview with architect Julian Smith

The Canadian architect and conservator talks sustainable cities, cultural heritage and why the world is looking to Canada to lead

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Boreal forest landscape near Fort McMurray, Alta.

Environment

Alberta creates new provincial park, adding to world’s largest stretch of protected boreal forest

The newly created Birch River Wildland Park joins a network of parks preserving an area of boreal wilderness twice the size of Vancouver Island

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Anne Innis Dagg feeding a giraffe at Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo in 2015

People & Culture

The curious, extraordinary life of Anne Innis Dagg

The Canadian woman who was first in the world to study giraffes in the wild — and is still considered one of the planet’s foremost experts on the species — is only now getting her due

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Bigleaf maple leaves on a leaf press

Science & Tech

Stopping timber thieves with DNA

Volunteers are collecting samples from bigleaf maples to prevent illegal logging

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Duo Lakes near the Snake River in the Peel watershed area in Yukon.

Environment

In the Supreme Court’s Peel watershed decision, signs of hope for a new land power paradigm

To many, the Yukon appears to be the vanguard of a growing Indigenous land power movement in Canada centred mostly in the North

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The cover and an inside panel of Angel Catbird

Environment

Margaret Atwood’s new ‘Angel Catbird’ is a comic book with a cause

The celebrated Canadian novelist's first foray into comics is for the birds. But also the cats. 

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A heron wades in the Ottawa River at dawn

Environment

Ottawa River declared heritage river

The Ottawa River joins 38 other Canadian rivers that have received the designation

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