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Douze photographes canadiens partagent la nature qu’ils adorent

Nous avons demandé à certains des photographes les plus remarquables du Canada d’expliquer pourquoi ils dédient leur temps à capter des images de la nature. Voici ce qu’ils ont révélé.

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People & Culture

12 Canadian photographers share the nature they love

We asked some of Canada’s most accomplished photographers why they dedicate their time to capturing images of nature. Here’s what they said.

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The winners of the 2017 Nature Inspiration Awards

Environment

Meet the winners of the 2017 Nature Inspiration Awards

Seven outstanding individuals recognized for their contributions to nature and the environment 

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Richard Louv Our Wild Calling

Environment

Habitat of the heart

An exclusive excerpt from nature-deficit disorder expert Richard Louv's new book Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives — and Save Theirs

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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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Wildlife

Environment

Environment

Five family-friendly nature activities to try this summer

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Travel

Travel

Corona Canada’s epic “Officer of Natural Wonder” road trip champions the nation’s natural beauty

Brewed with water and natural ingredients, Corona wants to encourage Canadians to responsibly experience the country’s natural wonders

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ROM michael lee-chin crystal toronto

Travel

10 awesome Canadian museums to visit this summer

Engage your curiosity and fuel your imagination with a visit to one of these top Canadian treasure troves

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Travel

Getting back to nature

Birch Bay Ranch lets visitors enjoy ranch life

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Travel

Rare birds

Spread your wings with birdwatching’s elite guard in south Texas

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Writer Ray Ford and his son Cam catch and release pickerel and pike in Wabatongushi Lake

Travel

On fish and Facebook

A northern Ontario lake sets the stage for a father-and-son fishing trip

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Canadian Shield rock near Sturgeon Chutes on the Wanapitei River, French River

Environment

Behind the Canadian Shield

To fully understand our national identity, we must consider Canada’s geology as well as its geography 

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Banff National Park

Environment

Five green highlights of the latest federal budget

Budget 2018 contains some major investments in Canada's wilderness and wildlife. Here are the highlights. 

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George Kourounis inside the Marum crater of Ambrym volcano, Vanuatu

Exploration

To the extreme

Whether outrunning a tornado, dodging lava bombs or hunkering down in a hurricane, explorer George Kourounis is most comfortable living on the edge

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Coniferous trees lean at different angles in the snow

Environment

Arctic permafrost is thawing. Here’s what that means for Canada’s North — and the world

Permafrost thaw is widespread, accelerating and irreversible. With it comes visible effects on the ecology, hydrology and landscapes, and communities of the North.

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Aerial shot of the big bar land slide in fraser river

Wildlife

Insurmountable: The battle to bring a salmon run home

“We just knew no fish would get by. Not without our help.” Behind the scenes of the epic campaign to save a Fraser River salmon run.

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Wildlife

Think like a bear: learning to coexist

Human and bears sharing more landscapes now than ever before. As we continue to invade their world, will we be able to coexist?

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Wildlife

Butterflyway Project seeks to connect butterfly-friendly gardens in five cities across Canada

This David Suzuki Foundation initiative wants to grow homes for local butterflies and bees

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The grand prize winner of the 2018 Wildlife Photography of the Year competition, an eastern coyote crossing a road, by Brittany Crossman

People & Culture

Announcing the winners of the 2018 Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year Competition

The best of the best images of Canadian wildlife from the annual competition hosted by Canadian Geographic in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature

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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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History

Video: Franklin artifacts at the Museum of Nature

Take a behind-the-scenes look at some of the artifacts found at previously discovered Franklin sites

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History

Célébration du 75e anniversaire de la signature de la Charte des Nations Unies

Retracer l’histoire des Nations Unies à l’aide d’une carte, réalisée pour les écoles en 1947 afin de commémorer le grand moment de l’union de la planète pour le plus grand bien

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An aerial view of Holman's Island in Bedeque Bay

Wildlife

Nature Conservancy protects island ‘bird hotel’ near P.E.I.

A small island off the western coast of Prince Edward Island that once housed a resort will now be a 'hotel for birds.'

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Wildlife

Q&A: Author J.B. MacKinnon on “rewilding” Canada

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Wildlife

Investing in Canada’s biodiversity: Federal government funds $2M for wildlife conservation in Kootenay region of British Columbia

The steps being made are towards Canada’s goal of 25 per cent protection of land and ocean by 2025

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Wildlife

Pourquoi le huard devrait être l’oiseau national du Canada

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Wildlife

Embracing winter through birding

RCGS Fellow Myrna Pearman offers her tips for a successful winter birding season

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Ederney Gonzales, one of the people who discovered Red Rockette

Wildlife

Tracking sea turtles

International grassroots organizations unite over turtle conservation

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Wildlife Enforcement Directorate Office

Mapping

Opinion: Nature didn’t drop this bomb. We dropped it on nature

The SARS outbreak of 2003 showed us the consequences of environmental degradation and the commodification of wild animals. Why hasn’t anything changed? 

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People & Culture

2013 Gold Medal winner: Robert Bateman

For an achievement by one or more individuals in the field of geography, or a significant national or international event

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Kayoung Heo with her Ocean Bridge peers

Environment

Ocean Bridge Diaries: Kayoung Heo

How can we be living examples of the word zaagi'idewin?

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Andy McKinnon

Places

Canada’s first national urban park

It’s an ambitious plan: take the traditional Parks Canada wilderness concept and plunk it in the country’s largest city. But can Toronto’s Rouge National Urban Park help balance city life with wildlife?

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Mapping

Five conservation experts weigh in on the future for wildlife post-COVID-19

The slowdown of human activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to some surprising benefits for wildlife conservation. Can we keep them going after the danger has passed?

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Environment

A conversation with David Suzuki

The Canadian environmentalist talks about Greta Thunberg’s climate strikes and our place in nature

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Environment

Getting Closer: Rediscovering nature through bird photography

In an excerpt from his new book, author Paul Sorrell teches how to connect to nature with a photographer's eye

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Environment

Natural Order: Edward Burtynsky’s new exhibition unveiled in Toronto

Finding himself 'pinned down by nature' — the COVID-19 pandemic — Burtynsky picked up a camera

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Artist Toronto nature surrealism

People & Culture

Artist reimagines Toronto engulfed by nature

Mathew Borrett's new exhibition, Hypnagogic City, depicts Hogtown in a parallel universe

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Environment

Harnessing the power of nature to fight climate change

When it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, habitats themselves can be critical allies

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Canada Goose Arctic Gallery at Ottawa's Canadian Museum of Nature

People & Culture

Canada Goose Arctic Gallery opens at Canadian Museum of Nature

Ottawa's Canadian Museum of Nature unveils its newest gallery, devoted to Canada's Far North

Dr. Jordan Mallon of the Canadian Museum of Nature poses with the skull of

Environment

Museum of Nature unveils new dinosaur species

'Judith' is a new species of horned dinosaur with a fascinating past

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Environment

517 species in Canada on global at-risk list

Vancouver Island marmot, blue whale and Ungava seal included in NatureServe Canada report

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Environment

Canadian Museum of Nature recruits citizen scientists to record data on Arctic plants

Expedition Arctic Botany will allow curious members of the public to explore the plants of the Arctic region without leaving home, while contributing to our understanding of Arctic ecosystems

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Environment

Can PEI reach their 7 per cent protected land goal by the end of the year?

Currently only at 4.4 per cent, the province still needs to acquire another 2.6 per cent of land to protect by the end of 2020

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Environment

Global geography community calls for action on climate and biodiversity crises

80 global geography societies and organizations from 59 countries have signed a joint declaration urging the world’s leaders to protect nature and secure a liveable climate

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People & Culture

The man who changed our minds about grizzly bears

An excerpt from Talking with Bears: Conversations with Charlie Russell, a literary and reflective portrait of the Alberta naturalist’s relationship with grizzlies

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Environment

Museum of Nature gardens bring Canada’s biodiversity to Ottawa

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People & Culture

Bill Lishman to create huge outdoor iceberg sculpture for Museum of Nature

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Tori, in her canoe, smiles back towards the camera across glistening blue water

People & Culture

Paddling like a girl with Tori Baird

Part of our Colour the Trails series

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The fossil of Tiktaalik roseae

People & Culture

Famous arctic fossil returns to Canada

Tiktaalik, a famous 375-million-year-old fish fossil, was welcomed back to Canada this week.

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People & Culture

Canadian wins Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year

Q&A with 10-year-old Josiah Launstein of Pincher Creek Alberta, who was recently named Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year by Outdoor Photography Magazine

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Environment

UBC bus shelter adds nature to its design

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Environment

Nature vs. Disaster

Why preserving the natural eco-system may help lessen the impact of severe storms

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Student uses an atlatl to launch a dart

Kids

A day of campfire songs and nature trails on Canada’s Coolest School Trip

Highlights from Day 3 of Canada's Coolest School Trip

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Cover of new book ICE, with author photo of Klaus Dodds

Environment

The meaning of ice

In his new book, Klaus Dodds delves into the fascinating natural and cultural history of ice

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Experts at the national bird debate

People & Culture

National Bird Debate kicks off Canada-wide conversation

Experts weighed in on Canada's national bird in debate at the Canadian Museum of Nature

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Environment

Field fixes

How grasslands protection and conservation agriculture can work as front-line defences against climate change

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A woman dressed in fishing gear and a blue-green coat holds a fishing rod over her shoulders in a river

People & Culture

Colour the Trails: Taking up space with Demiesha Dennis

Part of our ongoing Colour the Trails series

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Great Slave Lake

Places

Thaidene Nëné: Land of the ancestors

The new Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories is the heart of sacred Denesǫłiné homeland and a prophesied final refuge of clean water and ecological integrity in North America

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Trees line a shimmering lake with the sun peeking above in the left top corner

Environment

The Ontario Greenbelt is expanding — So what does that mean?

The expansion could offer economic, social and environmental benefits to the area

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People & Culture

The funniest places: Why Canadian comedy is obsessed with geography

From Letterkenny to Schitt’s Creek, Canada’s geography has become the laughing stock of television — and that shouldn’t come as a surprise

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People & Culture

What does an expedition do on hold?

'Come Walk With Us' was funded by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society Expedition Program, but is waiting for COVID-19 restrictions to lift before they get started. Here's what they do while they wait. 

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Lady Slipper Orchids by Ann Love, one of 48 works of botanical art on display now at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. Lady slipper orchids are a native perennial wildflower found across Canada.

Environment

Exhibition celebrates the beauty and intricacy of botanical art

Art of the Plant, on now through October at the Canadian Museum of Nature, is Canada's contribution to a worldwide project showcasing botanical biodiversity

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Environment

Sounds of Canada explored in new series from Sarika Cullis-Suzuki

Canadian Audible Original takes listeners on a cross-country journey through sound

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Science & Tech

Fouiller le Nord pour de nouvelles sources de médicaments

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Science & Tech

Sustainable architecture used to green buildings

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Environment

Pimachiowin Aki faces challenges in World Heritage Site bid

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wetlands, toronto skyline, tommy thompson park

Travel

Exploring the reclaimed wetlands of Toronto’s Tommy Thompson Park

The urban wilderness park’s wetland project sits atop a 10-hectare former waste disposal site in Lake Ontario and will be completed in 2019

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Mapping

Epidemiologist’s book on pandemics takes an interdisciplinary look at the spread of diseases

David Waltner-Toews speaks about his updated book On Pandemics: Deadly Diseases from Bubonic Plague to Coronavirus

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