Canada Nature

How To Keep Your Garden Canadian

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 05.17.2017 | Canada Living
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Many of the plants we have in our yards are not native to Canada. In some cases, these non-native plants are invasive and can intrude into nearby natural areas or affect the growth and spread of native species. In most cases, native plants provide better habitat for birds and pollinators than non-native plants. Honey bees depend on native plants in order to produce honey and survive while doing their part to spread these native species.

Meet Nature's Most Devoted Mothers

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 05.12.2017 | Canada
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Polar bear with cubs (Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Wikimedia Commons) Every day, millions of mothers around the world work tirelessly to p...

6 Wild Retreats To Get Closer To Mother Nature

Booking.com | Posted 04.27.2017 | Canada Travel
Booking.com

Do you have a love for nature, and exploring the sacred wilderness? What about a desire for adventure? If so, why not extend Earth Month and book yourself a secluded retreat. Not only is this a chance be surrounded by incredible landscapes, magnificent mountain ranges and breathtaking scenery, it's also the perfect type of escape to recharge and rejuvenate.

Small Acts Of Conservation Go A Long Way This Earth Day

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Impact
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

When it comes to nature conservation, a little goes a long way. Small-scale conservation efforts can have a huge impact and help ensure that we and future generations can enjoy precious natural spaces. This Earth Day, the Nature Conservancy of Canada challenges you to partake in at least one small act of conservation.

The Most Breathtaking Places To See Cherry Blossoms Bloom

Booking.com | Posted 04.18.2017 | Canada Travel
Booking.com

Known as sakura in Japanese, the cherry blossom is a symbol of renewal and hope. And while Japan might be world renowned for this beautiful bud, cherry blossom trees can be found all over in the world.

Top 10 Forests You Should Visit Across Canada

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 04.18.2017 | Canada Travel
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Canada is rich in forest habitats, with many unique forests in each province. More than half of our country is covered in forests, and Canada is home to almost 10 per cent of the world's forests. We've chosen ten of our forest properties that are publicly accessible for you to explore.

The Economics Of Natural Capital Can Help Us Better Value Nature

Dan Kraus | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada Business
Dan Kraus

Putting a price tag on nature is challenging. Some people don't believe it can be done. Some people hate the idea of it. Most will have no idea what it means. But there are new and emerging approaches to help us put a price on the services that forests, wetlands and grasslands provide to Canadians.

5 Reasons To Be Green This St. Patrick's Day

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 03.17.2017 | Canada Living
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

More common than a "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" shirt on St. Patrick's Day, the colour green is all around us. Whether it's the leaves in the trees, on your plate or the scarf of someone sitting across from you on public transit, it's hard to go a day without seeing green.

Are You Ready To Accept Your Call To Adventure?

Steph Jagger | Posted 01.24.2017 | Canada Living
Steph Jagger

What would change if we spent as much time glorifying start lines as we do finish lines? What if we cheered as wildly for people the moment they assumed their position in the starting blocks as we do when they run through the tape at the end of the race?

Saving Our Planet: 10 Good News Conservation Stories From 2016

Dan Kraus | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

These 10 stories from Canada and around the world show how communities, governments and organizations are providing solutions that are reversing the loss of biodiversity and the ecological services that nature provides.

The Meaning Of Living Lightly On This Earth

Peter Bevan-Baker | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Living
Peter Bevan-Baker

Continuous expansion on a finite planet is not the answer to our challenges: Like our built environment, bigger is not necessarily better. Rather, we need better integration and a recognition of our proper place in the bigger scheme of things.

What Knowledge Of How Trees Communicate Means For Forest Conservation

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada Impact
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

A forest is an intricately linked ecosystem and Suzanne Simard, professor of forest ecology at the University of British Columbia's Department, goes one step further. She says forests represent an intelligence that is able to behave as though it's a single organism.

Earthquakes In Italy's Mountains

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

Although mountains are always moving imperceptibly, what happens in a national mountain park -- when the earth moves under your feet? The series of e...

6 Simple Habits Of Happy, Healthy, And Fit People

Todd Hauptman | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada Living
Todd Hauptman

For decades, we have been told that diet and exercise are essential to our overall health and wellbeing yet there are still significant underlying health problems in North America. Nearly 11 million Canadians have diabetes and more than 93 million Americans are affected by obesity. These statistics show that despite the variety of diet and fitness fads there continues to be a major global obesity problem.

Big Is Good, But We Have An Obligation To Go Bigger

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Impact
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Now is the time for us to take the big step. Conservation is no longer about creating one on one partnerships. Instead, we need to work together to advance the social bottom line, and make a significant difference towards our domestic and global contributions.

Do You Get Enough Vitamin N?

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Impact
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

You find yourself breathing more deeply, taking in the sharp scent of pine and the sweet mustiness of leaves returning to dust on the forest floor beneath your feet. For a moment, the quiet is broken only by birdsong -- the notes that signalled the absence of predators nearby to generations of your ancestors -- and your pulse rate slows. Some neglected part of you is home, and you realize you've left your worries somewhere between your front door and this moment. This is the power of nature.

The Hidden Life Of Trees: Discover A New Way To Look At Forests

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Impact
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

The forest functions better as a community. Older trees look after young ones, groups of trees will try to rejuvenate stumps, and predators are repelled by the release of toxins and electrical signals to other trees through the forest network of fungi that they are near.

Pan Am Path Brings Torontonians Together To Celebrate Diversity, Nature And Arts

Andrea Chrysanthou | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Living
Andrea Chrysanthou

This past weekend, the main proponents of the path, aptly named the Friends of the Pan Am Path, along with East Scarborough Storefront and Jane's Walk, held a series of walks near Scarborough's Highland Creek that focused on understanding the local waterways.

Many Birds Are On The Decline, But Canada Has A Solution

Jeff Wells | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Impact
Jeff Wells

Stretching from Alaska to Labrador, the Boreal has more intact forest than the Amazon and nearly twice as much carbon in storage as tropical forests. It is a crowning jewel at the top of the globe. Preserving it now will make bird species more resilient as they face climate change and habitat loss along their migration routes south.

7 (Lesser Known) Natural Wonders Of Canada

David Leonhardt | Posted 09.19.2016 | Canada Travel
David Leonhardt

We've all heard of the 7 Wonders of the World. And the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. And the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. Sadly, Canada is represented in these famous lists only by the Northern Lights, which Greenland expects us to share. It's time for a list for the rest of us.

40 Canadian Species Are At Risk Of Global Extinction

Dan Kraus | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

The number of Canadian species on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has more than doubled since 2010. While some of these species such as the polar bear, sea otter or whooping crane are in the public eye, the fate and future of many is guarded by a just handful of committed Canadians.

How To Camp With A Baby Or Toddler (Relatively) Stress-Free

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Parents
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Camping with infants doesn't have to be stressful. In fact, babies are incredibly adaptable. It might take a couple of days for babies to completely adapt to the different sleep environment, but once you have established a routine, they usually sleep extremely well in the tent, especially after a fun day of activities.

How The Tragically Hip Connect Canadians To Nature

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Living
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

The Tragically Hip has heavily influenced Canadians ever since the band first broke the scene 30 years ago, and The Hip's music continues to influence Canadians of all ages to this day. Canadian music has become synonymous with The Tragically Hip. In addition to their music being adored across the country, each of their 14 studio albums is laced with lyrics that pay homage to Canada.

We Need To Work Together To Protect Migratory Bird Habitats

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada Impact
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

The Migratory Bird Treaty led to important environmental legislation being passed in both the U.S. and Canada to make it illegal for anyone to take or sell any migratory bird, its parts, nests or eggs unless they had a valid permit to do so.

You Killed A Bear

Taryn Eyton | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Taryn Eyton

Because of you, a bear was killed. You kept making a mess. You kept leaving your garbage on the ground and in the shelter. You kept cooking in your campsite. You kept storing food in your tent and in your backpack. And the bear still couldn't resist. It was hungry and alone. And it kept coming back.