From polar bears to peregrine falcons, blue whales to bees, find out about Canada’s wildlife, habitats and conservation news.
Two leather sea stars photographed by marine ecologist Chris Harley in Vancouver’s Stanley Park on July 12, 2021, illustrate the impact of the extreme heat wave that hit Western Canada this past summer. The live star on the left was in a shady spot, while the star on the right perished in the direct sun. (Photos: Chris Harley)
A photo shared on Facebook by Nova Scotia-based conservation advocate Adam Malcolm shows several empty bottles of dish soap arrayed in front of a plunge pool. Malcolm issued a plea for social media users to stop pouring soap into waterfalls “for the ‘gram,” as it can be fatal to aquatic wildlife. (Photo: Adam Malcolm)
It was formerly known as the "gypsy moth." The Entomological Society of America recently announced it will use this species' scientific name until a new common name is chosen. (Photo: imarsman/Creative Commons of Canada, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)