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Bioacoustics: What nature’s sounds can tell us about the health of our world

Recording the soundscapes of our ecosystems is a burgeoning field that allows researchers to better decode what the Earth is saying. But are we listening?  

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climate change

A portrait of Jane Goodall

Environment

Q&A: Watch Jane Goodall discuss her groundbreaking work

The pioneering primatologist talks about her time with chimpanzees, what inspired her to become an activist and what individuals can do to help the planet

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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

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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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Leaf River caribou on the move in Nunavik, Fall 2012

Wildlife

Five important northern wildlife stories to watch

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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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Wildlife

Trump’s proposed changes to Endangered Species Act worry Canadian conservationists

Grizzlies, monarch butterflies and other keystone species could be at risk

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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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baby boars

Environment

Saskatchewan’s wild boar problem

A porcine invader poses a serious risk to the province's agriculture industry and native vegetation

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Mad Hatterpillar

Wildlife

Every day is Halloween for these eerie insects

Often gory and gross, insects use disguises to improve ther odds of survival

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Kids

conservation

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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science

Monarch butterflies cling to a fir tree in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

Travel

Chasing butterflies

In 1976, my husband’s grandparents solved one of the world’s great natural mysteries: the monarch butterfly migration. Four decades later, we retraced their journey. 

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Environment

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Kids

Animal Facts: Moose

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Animal Facts: Canada Lynx

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Animal Facts: Beaver

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Animal Facts: Walrus

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Animal Facts: Arctic fox

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View of Coal Harbour from room at Westin Bayshore Vancouver

Travel

Why the Westin Bayshore is Vancouver’s most wildlife-friendly hotel

With its picturesque gardens, onsite apiary and visiting otter, Vancouver's historic waterfront hotel is close to nature by design

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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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Wildlife photographer Daisy Gilardini

Wildlife

Q&A: Wildlife photographer Daisy Gilardini on her travel plans, essential gear and “3 Ps”

Canadian Geographic's newest Photographer-in-Residence gives us a glimpse at her process

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A wolf pup peers out from a den in the Yukon Territory

Wildlife

Q&A: Photographer Peter Mather on wolves, the wilderness and finding a purpose

The Yukon-based photographer shares more of his wild wolf photos and how he discovered his passion for visual storytelling

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Wildlife

Behind the image: the cover of Best Wildlife Photography 2018

Photographer Daisy Gilardini talks about polar bears in Wapusk National Park and her Best Wildlife Photography 2018 cover shot

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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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Mountains, sea ice in Nunavut's Sirmilik National Park

Places

Eight Canadian places that could become UNESCO World Heritage Sites

A look at the fascinating sites Parks Canada has proposed for UNESCO World Heritage Site designation

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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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illegal wildlife trade, elephant foot, ivory, biodiversity

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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tiger shark

Wildlife

Get to know Canada’s shark species

Meet some of the incredible toothy predators swimming off our shores

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Wildlife

Video of the Week: Rhinoceros talks back in new anti-poaching PSA

The video is the latest in a campaign by the African Wildlife Foundation to raise awareness of the illegal wildlife trade

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