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

sea star disease the blob

In 2013, an outbreak of sea star wasting disease on the west coast of North America coincided with the appearance of an area of warmer-than-normal water in the Pacific Ocean that scientists dubbed "The Blob."

Acidification, disruptions to food webs among the biggest concerns for ocean scientists
scientist in lab coat looking at microscope slide

Madelaine Bourdages inspects seal stomach contents under a microscope. (Photo: Jennifer Provencher)

Photo: Jennifer Provencher
No microplastics found in 142 examined seals
Newfoundland, Leach’s storm-petrels, climate change

Leach’s storm-petrel populations have experienced significant fluctuations over the last two millennia. Canadian researchers are looking at what this can tell us about long-term environmental shifts and human-influenced climate change. (Photo: iStock/Pete Morris)

Photo: iStock/Pete Morris
The study of the province’s largest Leach’s storm-petrel colony could also help answer questions about modern climate change
Gibraltar Macaque

One of the famed macaques of Gibraltar, the only monkey in Europe and subject of a new academic book by two Canadian researchers. (Photo courtesy University of Toronto)

(Photo courtesy University of Toronto)
Canadian researchers share curious insights into the history of the only monkey found in Europe
Puvirnituq mountain draba

These slopes in Nunavik covered with orange gravel, left, are the only known habitat of the Puvirnituq mountain draba, right, a tiny mustard plant that was discovered less than a decade ago. Because of its limited range, the plant has been assessed by COSEWIC as being of Special Concern. (Photos: Benoît Tremblay)

Photos: Benoît Tremblay
Nearly half of the wildlife species assessed at the most recent meeting of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada are small and obscure, with limited ranges. Here’s why they matter.
Richard Louv Our Wild Calling

Nature-deficit disorder expert Richard Louv explores the value of our connection to wild animals in his latest book. (Images: Courtesy of Algonquin Books)

Richard Louv Our Wild Calling
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
Cod Collapse Jenn Thornhill Verma

Writer Jenn Thornhill Verma revisits the collapse of Newfoundland and Labrador's cod fishery a quarter century later in her new book. (Photos courtesy Nimbus Publishing)

Photos courtesy Nimbus Publishing
An exclusive excerpt from the new book Cod Collapse: The Rise and Fall of Newfoundland's Saltwater Cowboys
A portrait of Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall founded the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977 to research and protect chimpanzees. With 34 locations around the world, including Canada, the institute has also become a world-leader in community-driven conservation. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Can Geo)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Can Geo
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
Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

The fin of a humpback whale, a key species for scientists studying the health of the planet’s oceans, emerges from the Southern Ocean’s Wilhelmina Bay. (Photo: Adeline Heymann)

Photo: Adeline Heymann
Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping
Canadian Geographic, November/December 2019 cover, Wolves

Photo: Ian McAllister

Photo: Ian McAllister
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