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From polar bears to peregrine falcons, blue whales to bees, find out about Canada’s wildlife, habitats and conservation news.

A common loon glides through a lake

How well do you know the birds of Canada? Read on to learn more about 10 species you can find in our provinces and territories, such as the common loon, pictured. (Photo: Alexis Hayes/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Alexis Hayes/Can Geo Photo Club
The search for these iconic Canadian birds will take you to some of the most scenic locations the country has to offer
a collage of wildlife photos including bison, grizzly bears, polar bears, foxes, owls and whales

Some of the best wildlife images from the new Ultimate Canadian Instagram Photos special issue, on newsstands now. (Clockwise from top left: @shane_turgeon, @daisygilardini, @divebuddies4life, @nicole_handspiker, @benaroundandback, @andreaudet, @mirelaofearth, @javiers_wonderplanet, @jkr_photo, @focused_on_canada)

Clockwise from top left: @shane_turgeon, @daisygilardini, @divebuddies4life, @nicole_handspiker, @benaroundandback, @andreaudet, @mirelaofearth, @javiers_wonderplanet, @jkr_photo, @focused_on_canada
Grizzlies, puffins, whales and more from the new Ultimate Canadian Instagram Photos special issue, on newsstands now
How we chose the cover, polar bear, walrus, seal, floe edge, arctic, north

Cover options for the May/June issue of Canadian Geographic.

Thanks to everyone who voted!
A greater sage-grouse flies above a brown prairie landscape

A greater sage-grouse, bred in captivity at the Calgary Zoo, is released onto protected land in southern Alberta in fall 2018 as part of an initiative to halt the endangered bird’s decline. (Photo: River Run Photography)

Photo: River Run Photography
The prairie bird has come close to extinction in Canada, but a captive breeding and reintroduction program is helping to halt its decline
A bright iridescent orange-and-blue coloured sea slug (nudibranch) is laying eggs on top of a sea sponge

The opalescent nudibranch (Hermissenda crassicornis) is also nicknamed the flame-tipped nudibranch. This one is laying a ribbon-like egg mass on top of a sea sponge. (Photo: Jett Britnell)

Photo: Jett Britnell
The naked truth about nudibranchs, in British Columbia and beyond
Transient killer whale jumping

Transient killer whales might struggle if their prey base is cut in half. (Photo: Robert Pittman/NOAA)

Transient killer whale jumping
A controversial proposal to reopen the seal hunt in B.C. might boost numbers of chinook salmon, but at the expense of other marine mammals, says a UBC professor
A purple martin silhouetted in flight against a blue sky

Migratory birds like the purple martin, pictured, face increasing threats from climate change and human activity over their entire range, which extends from Canada to Amazonian South American. (Photo via goodfreephotos.com)

Photo via goodfreephotos.com
New technology is helping researchers understand how birds time their migrations when the seasons send mixed signals
Plate of ricotta cavatelli with venison neck ragu

Ricotta cavatelli with venison neck ragu. (Photo: Jody Shapiro)

Photo: Jody Shapiro
Chef Michael Hunter from Toronto’s Antler Kitchen & Bar shares his favourite wild game recipes
Women in Nunavut running across a snow-covered field towards the camera

A mild spring day at Pond Inlet launches the town into an impromptu afternoon of games, including a women's sprint and snowmobile race. (Photo: André Gallant)

Photo: André Gallant
On April 1, 1999, Canada’s youngest population took control of its largest territory. Here’s how Canadian Geographic covered the story. 
Aerial view of Ontario patchwork farmland

The highly fragmented southern Ontario landscape of isolated woodlots, suburbs and farms harbours many endangered plant species. (Photo: Paul Hamilton)

Photo: Paul Hamilton
Hundreds of Canada’s species at risk are plants, and most of them live where we do
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