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A grizzly bear has been spotted out of its den weeks early in Banff National Park. (Photo: Banff Jasper Collection)

Photo: Banff Jasper Collection
Leaves are out almost a month early in some parts of the United States, and bears are beginning to emerge from their dens — but an early spring can be problematic for some species

Illustration: Charlene Chua/Canadian Geographic

Illustration: Charlene Chua/Canadian Geographic
Our feathered friends are increasingly calling our urban centres home. Why crows in particular are nesting among us.
Gray whale breaching near coastline of trees

A gray whale breaches in Haida Gwaii, B.C. The whales have the longest known migration of any mammal on the planet, but scientists still aren’t sure how they stay on course. (Photo: Laura Sample/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Laura Sample/Can Geo Photo Club
Increase in whale strandings during periods of intense solar activity suggests whales may attune to Earth’s magnetic field for navigation
songbird breeding

Olive-sided flycatcher nests can be well-hidden, which makes tracking their breeding status difficult. (Photo: Emily Upham-Mills)

Photo: Emily Upham-Mills
Threatened olive-sided flycatchers are ‘elusive’ to find, so listening might be the answer
A polar bear walks on the Arctic tundra

A polar bear crosses the tundra in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, Man. (Photo: Andrew Lovesey/Can Geo)

Photo: Andrew Lovesey/Can Geo
Winter apparel brand Canada Goose has partnered with Polar Bears International to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change on the north’s most iconic animal
endangered North Atlantic right whale

A North Atlantic right whale and her calf photographed on Feb. 13, 2005. (Photo: NOAA, CC BY)

Photo: NOAA, CC BY
Only about 400 North Atlantic right whales remain in the wild
roberta bondar attwater prairie chicken wildlife refuge

RCGS Honorary Vice-President Roberta Bondar’s Society-supported expedition on the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge aimed to bring awareness to the dangers faced by migratory birds. (Photo: Roberta Bondar Foundation)

Photo: Roberta Bondar Foundation
Since 1966, the number of Sprague’s pipits in the wild has declined by almost 80 per cent
Grizzly bear feeding on salmon in Chilko River

A male grizzly bear feeds on sockeye salmon in B.C.’s Chilko River. Freshwater ecosystems in Canada and around the world are vulnerable to the effects of dams, pollution and invasive species, among other threats. (Photo: Jenny Stevens/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Jenny Stevens/Can Geo Photo Club
New scientific paper lays out six actions to help freshwater ecosystems recover from decades of pollution and species loss
arctic seaduck

A camouflaged eider hen guards her nest. (Photo: Petteri Sulonen CCBY2.0)

Photo: Petteri Sulonen CCBY2.0
As polar bears move inland earlier across parts of the Arctic, they're geting a taste for eider eggs 
woodland caribou

Mountain caribou are a critically endangered subspecies of woodland caribou. Some herds in the southern Rockies number fewer than 15 animals. (Photo: Iain Reid/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Iain Reid/Can Geo Photo Club
30-year deal took two years to finalize
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