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Up close with the penguins of the Arctic

What Wildlife Conservation Society Canada scientists discovered after examining a colony of thick-billed murres in Cape Parry, N.W.T.

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: bison babies, a sled dog’s dinner and saving “the tree of life”

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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Kids

Animal Facts: Polar bear

As one of Canada's most recognizable animals, the polar bear is the largest bear in the world and the top predator in the Arctic. 

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Kids

Animal Facts: Arctic hare

Highly adapted to living in the cold, the Arctic hare has shortened ears and limbs and almost a quarter of its body is made up of fat.  …

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Snow geese in flight

Science & Tech

Explosion démographique de l’oie des neiges

Des experts inuits et des scientifiques d’Environnement Canada collaborent pour gérer une explosion démographique de l’oie des neiges

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Travel

Travel

Staring down a saltwater crocodile

Up close and personal with the man-eaters of Australia’s Northern Territory

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Travel

Beyond bears: How an Indigenous-led tourism company in B.C. is fostering deeper connections to their land

Homalco Wildlife and Cultural Tours offers a chance for visitors to experience Homalco culture — and for the community to heal

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Kids

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Animal Facts: Moose

Large and in charge, the moose is one of Canada's most iconic mammals that is known for its incredible size, enormous antlers and captivating appearance. 

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Kids

Animal Facts: Canada Lynx

As one of Canada's most elusive cats, the Canada lynx is known for its triangular black-tipped  ears and fluffy coat.  …

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Kids

Animal Facts: Beaver

As one of Canada's most iconic animals, the beaver is the largest rodent in the country and the second-largest rodent in the world (after the capybara). 

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Kids

Animal Facts: Walrus

Often identified by their large tusks, walrus are large marine mammals that can weigh more than 2000 pounds.  …

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Kids

Animal Facts: Caribou

Caribou are highly migratory animals that stay together in herds while they move almost constantly.  …

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International

Wildlife

Wildlife

Would you trust a groundhog?

Celebrating Groundhog Day with wildlife expert Michael Runtz

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Wildlife

The (re)naming of caribou

The failure to recognize distinct species and subspecies of caribou is hampering efforts to conserve them. So, I revised their taxonomy.

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Wildlife

Celebrating Polar Bear Week with a collection of our favourite bear-themed stories

Honouring one of Canada’s most beloved bears with stories about how polar bears hunt, how they are adapting to life on land, how they may have evolved and more!

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Wildlife

No bats, no chocolate — plus five more reasons you should love bats

From contributing to the production of chocolate to regulating mosquito populations, bats are important animals that play a significant role in the world’s ecosystems

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Perfectly preserved baby mammoth found in the Yukon

Plus: Colossal tree discovery in B.C., hope for Quebec’s musical frogs, what we can learn from ancient West Coast fish bones and Newfoundland’s Buddy Wasisname immortalized as ancient fossil!

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Environment

Floe edge polar bear, Nunavut

Environment

Life at the Arctic floe edge

Welcome to the sinaaq, or floe edge, where landfast ice meets open Arctic Ocean and species thrive

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Tombstones representing each of Canada's 51 endangered caribou herds set up outside the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Canada in Gatineau, Que. May 1st, 2018

Wildlife

Quebec First Nations step in to help save Val-d’Or caribou herd

The federal government has committed $1.26 million over five years for First Nations-led projects to preserve the endangered herd 

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Boats, Rivière Maquatua, Wemindji, eastern James Bay, Eeyou Istchee

Travel

Photos: Living on Eeyou Istchee

The residents of eastern James Bay, or Eeyou Istchee (‘the people’s land’), are opening their territory to visitors. Here’s a glimpse at a few communities in the region.

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Wildlife

The giant crocodiles that once roamed prehistoric B.C.

Plus: Montreal’s mischievous fox, the supersized goldfish invading Canada’s lakes, Arctic fungi under threat and an Indigenous-led movement to collect Canada’s seeds.

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Leach's storm petrels fly above rough sea

Wildlife

Walrus watching, sleepy bats and lost petrels

Plus: protecting Canada’s caribou and the struggle of the black spruce

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Polar bear walking across ice

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: out-of-control hogs, sex-sorted bison, and indigenous forest gardens

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a blue whale swims close to the surface

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: The world’s loneliest whale, nest quest, serious suckers and “the worst” plant invasion

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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Snapping turtle hatchling

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: chatty snappers, mite-y silk and the deadly B.C. heatwave

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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A North Atlantic right whale swims alongside a trio of bottlenose dolphins.

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Shrinking right whales, cicada backing bands and a big catch

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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A rufous hummingbird flying

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: All-star hummingbirds, a “landscape of fear” and newborn whooping cranes

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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Baby polar bear

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: baby tigers, scuba lizards and a new Big Five

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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Kids

Animal Facts: Arctic fox

As one of Canada's most beautiful mammals, the Arctic fox is well-known for its white fur which is why it's often referred to as the snow fox. 

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Dayo, an African penguin, sits on a tabletop where actress Taylor Thorne, in character as Taylor West, is completing homework

People & Culture

What it was like to work with penguins on the set of Northern Rescue

Meet the avian stars of Northern Rescue, the new family drama from CBC and Netflix 

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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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Scarlet ibises fly above flooded lowlands, near Bom Amigo, Amapá, Brazilian Amazon.

People & Culture

12 incredible images from the 2018 World Press Photo Contest

Tour of winning images to make four Canadian stops, starting July 20 at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa

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Little brown bat

Wildlife

As deadly white-nose syndrome spreads west, bat biologists race to prepare

Disease has appeared for the first time in Manitoba, Minnesota and Wyoming 

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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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Wildlife

Walking away from the wild side

In a new book, Max Foran denounces Canada's failures in protecting its wildlife from human exploitation

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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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Kenzie Wakefield begins the rugged trail to Mt. St. Patrick, the highest peak in the park, as part of her first week of training and getting to know the lay of the land.

Places

Photos: Life in the park at the edge of the world

This is not your average summer job

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