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The promise of COP15

Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault made big commitments at the international biodiversity conference held in Montreal in December. What does that mean on the ground?

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Environment

Spotlight on conservation: Kootenay River Ranch

Thanks to contributions from donors like Kruger Products, the Nature Conservancy of Canada is restoring and protecting some of Canada’s most valuable ecosystems

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Wildlife

Comprendre le comportement animal est essentiel pour la conservation de la biodiversité

En comprenant pourquoi les animaux se comportent comme ils le font, nous pouvons mieux les protéger tout en sensibilisant les gens à leur statut précaire

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Wildlife

Why understanding animal behaviour is key for biodiversity conservation

By understanding why animals do what they do, we can better protect them while making people care

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Wildlife

Dead or alive: A dive into the landing ban on endangered shortfin mako sharks

Under Canadian leadership, the landing ban means more sharks will survive accidental capture — but is it enough?

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Study finds reef sharks ‘functionally extinct’ from 20 per cent of the world’s reefs

Lead author Aaron MacNeil discusses what this means for coral ecosystems and what Canadians can do to help

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Guardians of the grasslands

How conservationists and ranchers in Saskatchewan are working to slow the loss of an endangered ecosystem

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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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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 boreal caribou cow nurses her calf in northeastern B.C.

Wildlife

Critical habitat for boreal woodland caribou still unprotected six months after deadline

Environmental groups frustrated by lack of action on the part of the provinces 

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Wildlife

A male Canada warbler

Wildlife

How citizen scientists are helping to protect migratory birds

Conserving at-risk species is difficult when they’re constantly crossing international borders, but digital tools are making it easier than ever to track feathered globetrotters

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Wood bison graze at the Toronto Zoo

Environment

Inside the Toronto Zoo’s bison breakthrough

For the first time ever, a Canadian zoo has successfully produced a calf from an embryo sent from another province. Here's what that could mean for species conservation. 

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Environment

Policy reforms needed to protect science from political interference, study says

Recent challenges to evidence-based policy in Canada and the United States highlight a need for more transparency and advocacy for government scientists, study authors say

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How national parks are helping to conserve species

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Five projects that are helping to conserve endangered species in Canada’s national parks

From plains bison in Elk Island National Park to beluga whales in Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, Parks Canada is leading the charge on these crucial wildlife recovery programs 

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