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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What is climate change adaptation? (Part One)

Misty Darkwoods forest, BC (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

Misty Darkwoods forest, British Columbia (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

Did you ever ask yourself this question? If not, you should. If yes, you’re not the only one! Two national events that occurred in 2016 are a testimony to the importance and complexity of this question. Impacts of climate change Much...

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

Elbow Lake, Frontenac Arch, ON (Photo by NCC)

Elbow Lake, Frontenac Arch, Ontario (Photo by NCC)

If you are Canadian, either by chance or by choice, you probably have a story about water. It might be learning to paddle a canoe, pulling your first fish from the water or standing on the dock on the May 24 weekend with friends, challenging each...

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