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The non-human face of the climate crisis: This eastern grey kangaroo and her joey, encountered near Mallacoota in the state of Victoria, Australia, were among the lucky survivors of intense bushfires that devastated parts of southeastern Australia in the summer of 2019-2020. (Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur/Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur/Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Jo-Anne McArthur’s photo of a kangaroo and joey who survived the 2020 Australian bushfires is up for the 2021 People’s Choice Award in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition
A herd of Atlantic walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) on Matveev Island, Russia. (Photo: © Yulia Bogomolova/WWF-Russia)

A herd of Atlantic walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) on Matveev Island, Russia. (Photo: Yulia Bogomolova/WWF-Russia)

Photo: Yulia Bogomolova/WWF-Russia
Project will use satellite imagery to track walrus populations and habitats and guide their conservation
A grizzly bear lies dead on the side of the road

In the Elk Valley of British Columbia, 25 per cent of elk mortalities and 30 per cent of grizzly deaths are due to vehicles. (Photo: Clayton Lamb)

Photo: Clayton Lamb
This past summer an ambitious wildlife under/overpass system broke ground in B.C. on a deadly stretch of highway just west of the Alberta border. Here’s how it happened.
Three polar bears cast long shadows as they move across snowy Arctic scenery

Since the start of satellite records in 1979, the number of days per year that sea ice is present has declined in each subpopulation’s region. (Photo: Andreas Preußer, CC BY-ND 3.0)

Photo: Andreas Preußer, CC BY-ND 3.0
The latest population statistics reflect the expensive, dangerous and complex nature of polar bear research — but innovative new techniques may offer a solution
Leach's storm petrels fly above rough sea

Strong winds have been pushing petrels off course and into a number of coastal Newfoundland towns. (Photo: Richard Crossley, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Photo: Richard Crossley, CC BY-SA 3.0
Plus: protecting Canada’s caribou and the struggle of the black spruce
Caribou stands in the snow

Caribou in Northern Ontario face threats from both climate change and expanding resource development. (Photo: Susan Morse)

Photo: Susan Morse
As interest in Ontario’s mineral-rich Ring of Fire region grows, caribou face threats on multiple fronts. New research could help chart a path to their conservation.
A snowshoe hare in a field of snow

Newly-white snowshoe hares are no longer blending in with their snowless habitat. (Photo: Nicole Watson)

Photo: Nicole Watson
Plus: Toronto zoo waits for the vaccine and Fundy salmon take a big leap
A man holds binoculars while looking out over a brown field

Patrick Nadeau is the new president of Birds Canada. (Photo: Martin Lipman)

Photo: Martin Lipman
The new president of Birds Canada gives us an inside look at Canada’s largest citizen science movement
Mother and baby bear curl up like kidney beans in a mirror image of eachother in a grassy meadow

A mother and baby bear curl up for sleep in a grassy meadow. Look closely and you’ll notice the cub has only three legs. “That bear was so attached to his mom,” says Gregus. (Photo: Martin Gregus)

Photo: Martin Gregus
Gregus received the Rising Star Portfolio Award in this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Canadian Geographic caught up with him for the story behind the photos.

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo

Illustration: Kerry Hodgson/Can Geo
Born into a nomadic, caribou-hunting Cree family in northern Manitoba, acclaimed playwright and novelist Tomson Highway pays tribute to the magical world of his childhood in Permanent Astonishment  
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