Canada Wildlife

Sealers Want To Start Annual Hunt During Pup Season. Enough Is Enough

Sheryl Fink | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Living
Sheryl Fink

Allowing the commercial seal slaughter to proceed while helpless pups are still nursing from their mothers is absolutely unacceptable. Harp seals are already facing threats from climate change and commercial exploitation; we should not be removing one of the few remaining protections left for this species.

Discover The Wonderful World Of Canadian Sparrows

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 03.20.2017 | Canada Living
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

When asked to picture a sparrow, I think a lot of us, especially the city dwellers, think of the common house sparrow. Though ubiquitous across southern Canada, this little sparrow is not actually native to North America.

Get To Know Your Species At Risk

Dan Kraus | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

That list of wildlife in danger has almost doubled since I started working at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in 2002. Today, there are 748 species that have been assessed as at risk in Canada by COSEWIC. Part of this steep increase has resulted from more species being assessed.

Can You Spare 60 Seconds For Toronto's Wildlife?

Shannon Kornelsen | Posted 02.13.2017 | Canada Impact
Shannon Kornelsen

TWC estimates that 85 per cent of the animals admitted to them are there due to human "interference", ranging from someone dumping baby squirrels in a garbage bin, to songbirds flying into office windows because the downtown core of Toronto was built along the ancient migratory route for these birds.

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.

Thousands Of Dead Fish Keep Washing Up On Nova Scotia's Shore

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada

There have been several instances in the past few weeks.

The Sumatra Wildlife Sanctuary

Jessie Golem | Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada
Jessie Golem

Photo by Danielle Da Silva. Anybody should be lucky enough to encounter a situation that causes enough conviction to actively change life's course of...

Canada Doesn't Need A 'National Seal Products Day'

Sheryl Fink | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Living
Sheryl Fink

The comment was made that National Seal Products Day "makes a statement, not a holiday." But statements will do little to benefit Inuit sealers who could use real and tangible assistance in accessing the markets for products from their full-use seal hunt. They also fail to provide viable alternatives for fishermen in Atlantic Canada.

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.

Meanwhile In Alberta, A Bear Is Spotted Devouring A Moose

The Huffington Post Alberta | Mohamed Omar | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Alberta

A Canadian band spotted the animal while touring in the province.

Wolf And Coyote Traps Are Killing Grizzly Bears

sadie parr | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Alberta
sadie parr

Grizzlies are extremely susceptible to being caught in wolf or coyote killing snares. Although there are designated areas and seasons to protect grizzlies from falling victim to snares, these are quite ineffective in protecting bears. Hundreds upon hundreds of wolves are killed every year for a bounty that also causes the by-catch death of grizzly bears and countless other animals. In this new millennium, Canada has returned to the old adage of "shoot, shovel, and shut up."

Stop Feeding Bread To Birds

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Living
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Junk food is great, but I bet you wouldn't eat it every day for a week, at the risk of feeling terrible at the end of it. You know it tastes good but it lacks nutritional content and I'm pretty sure parents don't want to feed their kids fast food every day. With that said, then why feed bread to birds?

Let Your Love Of Pokémon GO Lead You Closer To Nature

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Living
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

The great thing about Pokémon GO is it encourages user to explore new places. While you're out capturing Pokémon, take a moment to enjoy your surroundings. Perhaps while on a quest for a rare Mewtwo you may come across your new favourite nature spot!

Destinations That Let You Get Up Close And Personal With Sharks

Aaron Winston Smith | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Impact
Aaron Winston Smith

The week of July 14 is designated National Shark Awareness Week. For over 400 million years, preceding dinosaurs by some 200 million years, sharks have ruled the oceans. Despite its enduring evolutionary run however, sharks are facing an immense threat from humans.

Ocean Tales: Making Dolphin Connections

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

At Hawks Cay Resort on the island of Duck Key in Florida, people are not only drawn to this vacation spot for sun and relaxation, they come to interact with marine life as well. The resort property hosts a conservation area called Dolphin Connection.

Ohio Homeowner Says Deer Is Holding Her ‘Prisoner'

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada

She says the doe's fawn lives in her backyard.

A Letter To The Bishop Blaming Gays For The Fort McMurray Fires

Tasheka Lavann | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Living
Tasheka Lavann

Instead of focusing on the "stories of Sodom and Gomorrah" and using that in the same conversation about a horrific incident that has left many homeless here in Canada, you should go and find your heart because your comments are shameful and distasteful.

Support For Fort McMurray Makes Me Proud To Be Canadian

Cody Battershill | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

Albertans and Canadians -- and even many outside our borders -- have shown a level of giving, selflessness and strength that is hard to imagine. But you have to see that generosity in action to believe it. It's all very, very inspiring.

Seals And Sea Lions Pay The Price For B.C. Salmon Farming

Jeff Matthews | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Impact
Jeff Matthews

"Marine mammal interactions" (a.k.a. deaths) are a well-known and inevitable consequence of open-pen salmon farming. It's hard not to see how putting large numbers of slow-moving, artificially fattened fish directly into the habitat of hungry sea lions is flawed by design.

Will Toronto Go Wild About Wild Bees?

David Suzuki Foundation | Posted 03.31.2016 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki Foundation

You may be wondering why this all matters. It is important because wild bees and other pollinators are facing similar declines to honey bees. Threats range from pesticides and herbicides to loss of habitat to disease outbreaks and a dramatically changing climate.

This St. Patrick's Day, Try Celebrating Snake Patrick's Day

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

To this day, the grassy landscapes of Ireland remain free of any snake species. And despite the popular tale of Saint Patrick banishing them all, they always have. According to scientists, there has never been any fossil evidence of snakes found on the island; proving no snake has ever slithered on Irish soil. It is believed snakes were unable to reach these lands due to the Ice Age, which kept Irish territory too cold for snakes to survive.

Climate Change May Boost Toxic Algae That Can Be Lethal

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada British Columbia

''Is this what the future holds?''

Ending Open-Net Salmon Farming Is The Only Way Forward

Dan Lewis | Posted 03.05.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Dan Lewis

While B.C. salmon runs are greatly diminished from historic levels, what is left is world-class and definitely worth fighting for. Wild salmon face a multitude of challenges, but aquaculture is one which is entirely within our ability to regulate.

Odd Animals You Never Knew Existed (And How To Meet Them)

Aaron Winston Smith | Posted 03.01.2017 | Canada Living
Aaron Winston Smith

While these animals may not star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio anytime soon, nor likely to be chosen as supporting cast for the next Disney blockbuster, they're still in need of attention. These are threatened species -- some due to hunting, others to habitat loss from industrialization. Today, travelers are digging in to preserve their future, and giving them a much needed turn in the spotlight.

The Science Behind The Great Bear Rainforest Deal

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 02.11.2017 | Canada British Columbia
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

The Great Bear Rainforest Agreement was negotiated by such a diverse group of interests that at times consensus seemed all but impossible. Independent conservation science played a key role in bringing these seemingly incompatible interests to the same table. The science helped them find common ground when discussing how to manage and relate to this very special place.