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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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Travel

Travel

Swimming with manatees in Crystal River, Florida

An unforgettable encounter with the gentle giants of the sea

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Travel

Confessions of a Naturalistus ignoramus

Learning to spot wildlife with a Naturalistus extremus (Robert Bateman) in B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest

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Travel

A voyage into Antarctica

A voyage to Antarctica reveals a continent’s-worth of wildlife and ice at the end of the Earth

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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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Travel

5 ways to experience Squamish, B.C., the eagle capital of the world

Stunning scenery, craft beer — and eagles by the hundreds 

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conservation

photography

Polar bear Hudson Bay coast

Wildlife

Among the bears

Photographer Martin Gregus recounts his summer 2020 expedition to the western coast of Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba

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arctic

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

Fast Facts …

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Kids

Animal Facts: Arctic hare

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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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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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wildlife

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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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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Wildlife

Scientists solve mystery of lunge-feeding whales

Plus: Arctic-bound beavers, New Brunswick’s rare vulture visit, Manitoba’s cougar comeback and Canada’s feistiest flora

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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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Articles

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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People & Culture

Wildlife

Polar bear and cub on green tundra

Wildlife

Previously stable population of polar bears now in decline, study finds

The number of polar bears living around southern Hudson Bay has dropped by nearly a fifth since 2011

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infographic of findings from BioBlitz Canada 150

Environment

10 interesting discoveries from BioBlitz Canada 150

35 events, 16,600 hours and 7,510 recorded species: the results are in from a series of bioblitz events held to commemorate Canada 150

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Environment

Butterflies come alive in Ottawa

The Canadian Museum of Nature's new Butterflies in Flight exhibit lets visitors mingle with dozens of the insects

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A radio transmitter is attached to a northern saw-whet owl (brooksi subspecies) near the community of Skidegate in Haida Gwaii, B.C., in 2010. The species is unique to the archipelago and was listed as threatened in the latest COSEWIC assessment of endangered wildlife.

Wildlife

Five things you may have missed in the latest COSEWIC assessment

Whether it's lampreys on Vancouver Island or a rare moth on the Prairies, the latest assessment from the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada provides a snapshot of the nation's fragile and fascinating species

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Kids

Animal Facts: Arctic fox

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Banff wildlife overpass, anniversary, national park, bear, wolf, elk, cougar

Wildlife

As Banff’s famed wildlife overpasses turn 20, the world looks to Canada for conservation inspiration

The innovative structures are heralded for having opened migration corridors and saved countless animals from vehicle collisions

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A male bison who refused to stay in his pen near Lorette, Man. has been immortalized in song. Pictured: not the real Freddy—but look at that determined stride! (Photo: Nicole Lauren/Can Geo Photo Club)

People & Culture

Video: The song inspired by a Manitoba town’s famous runaway bison

Penned by a Toronto-based composer, “Run Freddy Run!” tells the story of Manitoba’s unique relationship with bison

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Wildlife

The illegal wildlife trade is a biodiversity apocalypse

An estimated annual $175-billion business, the illegal trade in wildlife is the world’s fourth-largest criminal enterprise. It stands to radically alter the animal kingdom.

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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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Protarctos in its environment

Wildlife

Ancient bear with bad teeth offers insight into modern bear ecology

Researchers say cavities in fossilized bear teeth suggest that even early in their evolution, bears geared up for winter by eating sugary berries

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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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Kyle Mac as Don - Courtesy of CBC (Photo Credit: Steve Wilkie)

Wildlife

Q&A: Director Mike Clattenburg on “Crawford,” a comedic tribute to raccoons

In new CBC comedy series Crawford, the ubiquitous backyard bandits get something of an image overhaul 

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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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grizzly bear on train tracks in Banff National Park

Wildlife

Dinner is served

Wildlife is figuring out that human infrastructure helps with the hunt

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