Why Canada’s prairies are the world’s most endangered ecosystem

Old Man on His Back rolling prairie, Saskatchewan (Photo by Branimir Gjetvaj)

Old Man on His Back rolling prairie, Saskatchewan (Photo by Branimir Gjetvaj)

Ask any Canadian kid to name the world’s most endangered ecosystem, and chances are you’ll hear one of the following answers: 1) rainforests; 2) coral reefs; 3) leave me alone. Ignoring the last answer, there’s a good reason why...

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The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this week

Conway Sandhills, Prince Edward Island (Photo by John Sylvester)

Conway Sandhills, Prince Edward Island (Photo by John Sylvester)

Each week, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or new discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some of the conservation and nature stories from around the globe that caught...

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Welcome snowbirds!

Palm warbler (Photo by Marshall Faintich)

Palm warbler (Photo by Marshall Faintich)

Hey Canada, hey Virginia…it only seems a short time has passed since I was telling you all that our wintering palm warblers were leaving Florida and heading your way. Thanks to the great conservation efforts taking place to conserve habitat...

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The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this week

Gullchucks Estuary, BC (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)

Gullchucks Estuary, BC (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)

Each week, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or new discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some of the conservation and nature stories from around the globe that caught...

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The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this week

Snowy owl (Photo by Gregg McLachlan)

Snowy owl (Photo by Gregg McLachlan)

Each week, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or new discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some of the conservation and nature stories from around the globe that caught...

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More endangered than pandas: 40 Canadian species at risk of global extinction

Wood turtle (Photo by Ryan M. Bolton)

Wood turtle (Photo by Ryan M. Bolton)

Earlier this month, a conservation success story resonated around the world. The giant panda, perhaps the preeminent poster species of nature conservation, was down-listed from a global status of endangered to vulnerable on the International Union...

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The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this week

Giraffes at Mikumi National Park (Photo by Muhammad Mahdi Karim/Wikimedia Commons)

Each week, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or new discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. The Friday Five is a weekly roundup of some of the conservation and nature stories from...

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The mystery of the moving cow pie

This lovely little mushroom was growing in an old cow pie (Photo by Diana Bizecki Robson)

Usually cow pies are extremely uninteresting features of a prairie landscape (and one to usually avoid) but this month something funny was happening with them at the Nature Conservancy of Canada's Yellow Quill Prairie that made me look twice. For...

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Life in freshwater country: How helping water helps Canada (Part Two)

Bow Lake, AB (Photo by Sarah Boon)

Bow Lake, AB (Photo by Sarah Boon)

In Part One of this blog I presented an overview of Canada's freshwater resources and the need to protect them for people and nature. Here I will further explain how today’s problems need new solutions. Over the last year the Nature...

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What is climate change adaptation? (Part Two)

Eagle River, Newfoundland and Labrador (Photo by Destination Labrador)

Eagle River, Newfoundland and Labrador (Photo by Destination Labrador)

In Part One of this blog I presented the basics of climate change adaptation and how the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) fits into the picture. In Part Two below you will learn more about how NCC has participated in recent nation-wide...

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