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An eelgrass meadow, a type of seagrass found in the northern hemisphere including in Boundary Bay, British Columbia shown here at low tide. (Photo: Katie Tjaden-McClement)

Environment

Protecting Canada’s hidden “meadows of the sea”

Collaborative research is uncovering the secrets of coastal seagrass beds to help keep them healthy

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Frozen tissue samples at national biodiversity cryobank of canada

Science & Tech

Inside the National Biodiversity Cryobank of Canada, a DNA “library of life”

As its one-year anniversary approaches, the cryobank at the Canadian Museum of Nature is ready to grow its collection of plant and animal tissues

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A greater sage-grouse flies above a brown prairie landscape

Wildlife

Hope grows for one of Canada’s most endangered species as greater sage-grouse are released into the wild

The prairie bird has come close to extinction in Canada, but a captive breeding and reintroduction program is helping to halt its decline

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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)

People & Culture

For the love of pronghorns

The story of a biologist’s lifelong study of an endangered species — and its future

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One curious swift fox stares down the lens of an automatic wildlife camera near Medicine Hat, Alta. (Photo courtesy of the Nature Conservancy of Canada)

Wildlife

Swift foxes return to Alberta

A photo posted to Facebook by an amateur wildlife photographer led to the discovery of a new swift fox den in southern Alberta for the first time in nearly a century

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People & Culture

People & Culture

Interview with Dolf DeJong on helping endangered red panda populations at the Toronto Zoo

The CEO of the Toronto Zoo and Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society talks about the newborn red panda cub and how a single animal can make a difference

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Environment

species at risk

Endangered caribou

Environment

Mapping out a new approach to biodiversity protection

Decisions around where to establish new protected areas in Canada should consider wildlife and ecosystem health first

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birds

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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Arctic tern on Machias Seal Island, New Brunswick

Wildlife

Should we kill one bird to save another?

On New Brunswick’s Machias Seal Island, predatory gulls are pushing endangered Arctic tern colonies to the brink, creating a dilemma for wildlife managers

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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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Wildlife

How citizen scientists solved a migration mystery

No one knew golden eagles in the Yukon and Alaska migrated along the Rockies’ front ranges, until an avid birder noticed something strange

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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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Three long-finned pilot whales swim in a cerulean blue sea

Environment

Canada announces ban on industrial activities in marine protected areas

Oil and gas extraction, mining, dumping among prohibited activities in ecologically sensitive areas set aside for conservation

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Johnson Sea Link research sub

Environment

Reflections on water, the “lethal, limitless, life-giving frontier”

A pioneering deep-sea explorer shares thoughts on the nature and meaning of water

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Sunset on North Beach, Haida Gwaii

Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Jordan Bertagnolli

As I think about all that we managed to pack into those 10 days, the memories that stand out all share a common thread: North Beach

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Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Chúk Odenigbo

We are the ocean, yet we know not who we are, so we went to people who did

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Youth expedition members haul a large fishing net off North Beach during a plastic debris cleanup.

Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Alex Ritz

This experience was key to developing our understanding of what citizen science is

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Articles

Caribou stands in the snow

Environment

Modelling threats to caribou in Ontario’s Ring of Fire

As interest in Ontario’s mineral-rich Ring of Fire region grows, caribou face threats on multiple fronts. New research could help chart a path to their conservation.

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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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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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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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Environment

The sixth extinction

The planet is in the midst of drastic biodiversity loss that some experts think may be the next great species die-off. How did we get here and what can be done about it?

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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 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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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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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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Environment

Harvey Locke on COP26 and why “nature needs half”

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The UN Climate Change Conference taking place now in Glasgow might be the planet’s last best chance to prevent a climate and biodiversity catastrophe, according to one of the world’s foremost conservationists

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A polar bear wades in the Arctic as snow falls

Wildlife

Canada must step up action to conserve polar bears: report

New report from the WWF calls for increased international cooperation on polar bear conservation

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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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A small herd of mountain caribou running in Jasper national park

Wildlife

Maternal pen project could be last chance for tiny endangered mountain caribou herd

The South Selkirk mountain caribou herd currently numbers just 11 animals

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bear 148 in banff national park

Wildlife

A lament for Bear 148

In spite of the best efforts of researchers and wildlife managers, the life of Bear 148 was destined to be cut prematurely short

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A humpback whale breaches off the Gaspé peninsula

Wildlife

How photos and videos are changing whale research across Canada

To save whales, we first have to understand them. Here are three Canadian projects aimed at doing just that.

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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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We are the oceans descendents

Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Dax Justin

The people and landscapes of Haida Gwaii opened my eyes to the fact that we all rely on the ocean

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grass and water stretches out to a treeline with mountains behind

Environment

Excerpt from Crossing The Divide: Discovering a Wilderness Ethic in Canada’s Northern Rockies

Wayne Sawchuk's latest book recounts his transformation from a logger and trapper into an ardent conservationist

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Environment

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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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and PJ Akeeagok Victor Bay, Nunavut

Environment

Feds and Inuit governments collaborate on new High Arctic marine protections

Groups agree to plan to conserve the High Arctic Basin, while Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area becomes official

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Transient killer whale jumping

Environment

Proposal to reopen commercial seal hunt in B.C. could have consequences for transient killer whales

A controversial proposal to reopen the seal hunt in B.C. might boost numbers of chinook salmon, but at the expense of other marine mammals, says a UBC professor

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The 2018 Ocean Bridge cohort gets to know each other during their first steps on a Haida Gwaii beach.

Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Matthew Miller

Bridging the gap between conservation and culture

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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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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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Common Eastern Bumblebee male foraging from Woodland Sunflower. Photo by Sheila Colla)

Wildlife

The truth about bees

To save the bees, we first need to understand them — and recognize their value independent of their role as pollinators

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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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