Canada Wildlife

Cecil The Lion Hunter Has An Alberta Connection

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2015 | Canada Alberta

Palmer's kill is listed as the 187th largest typical mule deer recorded in Alberta.

Parks Canada Wants Public To Report Tourists Who Feed Wildlife

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Alberta

Parks Canada is encouraging people to use their smart phones to record license plate numbers and images of people feeding wildlife.

Do We Love Elephants Enough to Save Them From Extinction?

Lisa Abram | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada Impact
Lisa Abram

There is an overwhelming urgency to save elephants, the world's largest land mammal, from extinction. Quite simply, there are less of them around than when the world community agreed to create Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

12 Ways to Improve Your Nature Photography Game

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Living
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

If one of your goals when you get outside to enjoy Canada's vast natural spaces this summer is to bring home some awe-inspiring photographs, you may be wondering where to start. We spoke with Bruce Kirkby, an award-winning wilderness writer and adventure photographer to get his take on what makes a great nature photo.

Killing Animals Shouldn't Be Called "Conservation"

Stephen Hampton | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Impact
Stephen Hampton

Earlier this week, one of the world's last rhinoceroses was killed in the name of saving the species -- at least that's what the hunter who took the shot wants you to think. Eighteen months ago, Corey Knowlton made international headlines when he purchased the "right" to hunt an endangered black rhino in Namibia. The Dallas Safari Club announced that it would be auctioning off the right to hunt the rhino and Mr. Knowlton sprang at the opportunity, spending $350,000 to win the auction. With less than five thousand black rhinos left in the wild, we should be valuing each one and doing our best to keep them alive.

Most Media Stories About Wildlife Usually End Up Being About Us

Maija Leivo | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Maija Leivo

When I consider most media stories about wildlife, it usually ends up being about us.

Season for Elephant Torture Is Underway in Kerala, India

Sangita Iyer | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Impact
Sangita Iyer

The world renowned Trissur Pooram kicks off from April 29-30. More than 100 male elephants will be trucked in and displayed on the famous Thekkingkaadu Maidaan, in the heart of Trissur city. They will be transported from all across Kerala to the state's cultural hub, and paraded day and night, forced to stand for 36 straight hours, most of the time beneath the scorching sun.

Why You Shouldn't Feed The Animals

Jason Tetro | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

From parks to backyards, we can expect to see a range of different critters all expecting to find an easy source of food and possibly a home for mating and reproduction. Many of us will appease their needs by offering an assortment of foods ranging from seeds to fruits and vegetables. But that act may be doing more harm than good.

Local Hunters or Not, Every Bullet Is the Same to a Bear

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

Complaining about not getting enough wildlife to kill, as compared to non-resident hunters, has been prominent in the BCWF's calculated messaging. In contrast, provincial mortality statistics show that from 1978 through 2011, resident hunters killed 5,900 grizzlies while non-resident hunters killed 4,100. To those 10,000 bears it was no consolation whether the bullets ripping through their bodies, causing immeasurable pain and suffering, were fired from the guns of resident or non-resident hunters.

The Rewilding of Southern Canada Has Brought Back the Raven

Dan Kraus | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

The common raven is part of a pattern of rewilding migrations to southern Canada that have occurred over the last century. Bald eagles, fishers and beavers have similar homecomings. These species originally occurred in southern Canada, but retracted their ranges to northern, wilder homes.

The World Should Learn From Canadian Conservation

Jeff Wells | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada
Jeff Wells

Many of the stories told at the World Parks Congress will emphasize work in parts of the world struggling with fragmented landscapes, greatly depleted wildlife and ecosystems on the edge of collapse. But conservation in Canada is uniquely different.

Polar Bear Ban-Wagon Targets Inuit Livelihoods

Terry Audla | Posted 12.30.2014 | Canada Impact
Terry Audla

Inuit live among polar bears. So it baffles me when well-meaning people who have never seen a polar bear outside a zoo or cruise ship or glass-walled buggy seek to impose rules to govern how Inuit interact with bears, to determine how we should engage in a cycle of life that has allowed both Inuit and polar bears to survive for thousands of years.

We Should Let Nature Thrive in Cities

Dan Kraus | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

Cities rely on nature for their very well-being. Nature in cities reduces energy bills, cleans the air and protects us from floods. There is a growing body of evidence that nature makes us better people and builds better communities.

Why I Love Shooting Bears (With My Camera)

Simon Jackson | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada Impact
Simon Jackson

But within communities of passionate wildlife advocates, few topics are as divisive as the perception of wildlife photography. And for good reason. Yes, at times wildlife photography can hurt the subjects we're trying to capture. But seeing bears in the wild is a remarkable experience and positive bear (and wildlife) encounters are critical to creating a culture that appreciates and supports balanced conservation.

A Whale Of A Promise

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2014 | Canada

WINNIPEG - Manitoba is promising increased protection for one of the largest populations of beluga whales in the world as shipping traffic is poised t...

December Is a Time to Review the Status of Canada's Endangered Species

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Impact
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

For those of us who are interested in the field of conservation biology, this time of year prompts us to be more thoughtful about lists of a different kind: the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada ceremoniously completes a review of (in overly simplified terms) Canada's endangered species list at the end of each year.

Watching the Watchdog: Would You Hunt and Kill a Lion?

Tim Knight | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada
Tim Knight

Her name's Melissa Bachman. She kills wild animals on American TV for a living. Sometimes with a rifle, sometimes with bow and arrow. Then she killed a full-maned male lion, and posted a picture of herself, cradling her rifle, laughing triumphantly, while the once-magnificent lion sprawled dead at her feet. And all hell broke loose.

LOOK: 10 Amazing Spots To Experience Canada's Wildlife

The Huffington Post Canada | Michele Sponagle | Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada Travel

Oh Canada! You’ve got animal magnetism from coast to coast with more than 194 species of mammals, 426 species of birds, 42 types of reptiles, 1,100...

When the Population Explodes, Wildlife Suffers

Sangita Iyer | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

Population explosion is already having detrimental consequences on many environmental and social aspects, but for the purposes of this article, I'll focus on the loss of biodiversity, specifically the tragic loss of wildlife fueled by demand for their body parts in Asia, especially in China.

Rescuing an Elephant in the Wilds of India [PHOTOS]

Sangita Iyer | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Travel
Sangita Iyer

It was around 10:30 a.m. on a Friday this past June that a close friend and wildlife enthusiast, Mohan was driving me down the winding hills of Ooty -- a hill station in southern India. Suddenly, there was a distress call from a forest warden desperately trying to save an elephant. It had slipped and fallen into a two-metre deep trench.

The Injured Wildlife Saved By Mother/Daughter Team | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Impact

Jenkins runs Heaven's Wildlife Rescue, a centre devoted to rehabilitating orphaned, injured and displaced wildlife "patients" from the Sarnia-Lambton area and increasingly from across the province, as word of her extraordinary work spreads.

A Grizzly Adventure in British Columbia | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada

While the black bear is common in some urban areas -- with sightings even in Vancouver's suburbs as the bears search for ripe fruit from the trees and troll the recycling bins -- the grizzly bear is British Columbia's wilderness giant. Visiting with grizzlies in the wild had long been a dream of mine, and this spring we decided to head up the coast to see if we could view some of BC's iconic mammals.

B.C. Wolf Management Draft Scapegoats Carnivores

Chris Genovali | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

Despite rhetoric about conservation, the main thrust of B.C.'s wolf management plan is clearly killing predators with the goal of reducing predator impacts on huntable species like moose, elk and deer, plus contributing to a presumed reduction in livestock conflicts on public lands. Any rational review of the impact of wolves on B.C.'s hunting opportunities, as well as livestock industry, would demonstrate that there is no "problem" in need of solving. Rationality, however, long ago ceased to be the currency of wildlife management policy in B.C.

Calgary Captures: Flamingos Form a Beautiful Heart at the Calgary Zoo

Sarena Dharshi | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Alberta
Sarena Dharshi

I captured a picture of these two beautiful creatures during a casual visit to the Calgary Zoo this summer. It caught my eye that they are almost forming a heart together.

SavvyMom Roundup: Cougars (the Cat Kind) In Ontario

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Many people think that when summer rolls around, everything slows down, but not for me! Cougars in Muskoka, cottage gifts and summer memories. Even when I'm away on vacay, like I am this week, there is still so much that catches my attention. (Not to mention a few celebrity sightings!)