Canada Wildlife

Progress In Canada's Boreal Forest Shows We Can Protect Half Of Nature

Jeff Wells | Posted 05.17.2017 | Canada Impact
Jeff Wells

In the midst of a steady stream of grim reports about the environment, a new study offers a welcome ray of hope. Researchers have determined that there are still hundreds of regions around the globe healthy enough to help maintain clean air and water, support rich animal and plant life and slow climate change.

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...

How To Grow Your Own Vegetable Garden

Posted 05.08.2017 | Canada Living

If your goal is to grow a successful vegetable garden in your backyard, these handy vegetable-specific gardening tips, presented in partnership with PRO-MIX, will help you get the most bountiful crop you’ve ever seen.

6 Flowers You Need In Your Garden

Posted 05.01.2017 | Canada Living

Six of the most popular, eye-pleasing flower breeds to consider planting, presented in partnership with PRO-MIX.

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.

How To Create A Year-Round Herb Garden

Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Living

How to create a year-round herb garden. From the AOL Partner Studio

Canada's Role In Preventing Species' Extinctions

Dan Kraus | Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

One of the most powerful tools of nature conservation in the 21st century is our ability to put the protection of Canadian species into a global context. By documenting Canadian species that are not just rare in Canada, but rare everywhere, we can better understand the role of Canadian conservation efforts in preventing global species extinctions.

The Neighbours Got Nothing On Your Healthy Green Lawn

Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada Living

Here are five ways to get the best results, presented in partnership with PRO-MIX, another key ingredient to your healthy lawn.

Alberta Wildlife Officers Killed 'Very Calm' Mother Moose: Witnesses

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada Alberta

The moose charged at one of the officers, according to a spokesman.

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.