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A grizzly bear shakes water from its fur in a river

Photo: Javier Frutos/Can Geo

Photo: Javier Frutos
Salmon runs are failing and grizzlies seem to be on the move in the islands between mainland B.C. and northern Vancouver Island. What’s going on in the Broughton Archipelago?
Empty dish soap bottles arrayed in front of a pond in Nova Scotia

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)

Photo: Adam Malcolm
Plus: Racing to find a vaccine for chronic wasting disease, narwhal “flukeprints” and tool-using polar bears
A European starling with iridescent feathers perched in a pine tree

A European starling in Guelph, Ont. A new disease affecting several common bird species has been detected in the eastern United States, concerning scientists. (Photo: Debbie Oppermann/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Debbie Oppermann/Can Geo Photo Club
Highlights and headlines from the world of wildlife this week
An LDD moth pictured on a green leaf

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

LDD moth
Wildlife names that could use a rebrand
A woolly mammoth with large curling tusks wanders through an icy landscape under billowing grey clouds

An adult male woolly mammoth navigates a mountain pass in Arctic Alaska, 17,100 years ago. The image is produced from an original, life-size painting by paleo artist James Havens, which is housed at the University of Alaska Museum of the North (Painting: James Havens).

(Painting: James Haven)
Researchers used chemical tracers to map the movements of an ancient woolly mammoth
Polar bear walking across ice

Photo: Gary Morgan/Can Geo Photo Club.

Photo: Gary Morgan/Can Geo Photo Club
Ryan Wolfe is the lead researcher on a conservation project aimed at saving Ontario's most endangered snake, the blue racer.

Ryan Wolfe is the lead researcher on a conservation project aimed at saving Ontario's most endangered snake, the blue racer. (Photo: Sterling Sztricsko)

Ryan Wolfe
One man’s endeavour to save the province’s most endangered snake
Two coastal wolves howl standing on wet sand in front of a blue ocean
The wolves emerge from the rainforest at dawn. The pack stops to howl on the beach, perhaps to mark their territory. (Photo: Steve Woods)
Photo: Steve Woods
First Nations and scientists work side by side to better understand — and protect — coastal wolves living in the Great Bear Rainforest
A little brown bat hangs from the roof of a cave

A little brown bat. (Photo: Moriarty Marvin, USFWS)

Photo: Photo: Moriarty Marvin, USFWS
It's your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news!
a blue whale swims close to the surface

52 hertz. (Photo: Courtesy of Bleecker Street)

Photo: Courtesy of Bleecker Street
Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news
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