November roundup: Conservation and nature stories that caught our eye this month

Otter making an astonished face (Photo © Harry Walker / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019)

Otter making an astonished face (Photo © Harry Walker / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019)

Every day, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some that caught our attention in November 2019. Smile! You’re on...

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5 ways to get involved in conservation this Canadian Environment Week

Conservation Volunteers planting Garry oak saplings at CGOP (Photo by NCC)

Conservation Volunteers planting Garry oak saplings at CGOP (Photo by NCC)

Since 1971, Canadians have been celebrating the nation’s natural heritage and the strides made in environmental protection during Canadian Environment Week. The week-long observance also includes World Environment Day (June 5) and World...

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Demystifying spooky species this Halloween

Black purse-web spider (Photo by Rob Craig, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry)

Black purse-web spider (Photo by Rob Craig, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry)

Why do some species spook us more than others? Some say it is an evolutionary adaptation, some say it is an irrational fear, while still others say that is because some (like spiders) are always shrouded in myths. If you’re not a fan of...

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Nature-inspired gifts for Father's Day

Father and child by the lake (Photo by Laubenstein Karen, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Wikimedia Commons)

Father and child by the lake (Photo by Laubenstein Karen, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Wikimedia Commons)

Father’s Day is just around the corner. If you're still on the hunt for something special to show your appreciation, why not give these nature-inspired gifts some thought? 1. For the gardener Help your dad introduce some plants with...

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Dear Earth

Celebrate Earth Day with NCC

Celebrate Earth Day with NCC

If Earth had an email or postal address, what kind of messages would it receive? In 2013, a program was launched that assigned trees in Melbourne, Australia, with an individual email address. The program, which was originally intended for...

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Women in conservation: Kendra Pauley

Kendra at Muskoka, Ontario (Photo courtesy of Kendra Pauley)

Kendra at Muskoka, Ontario (Photo courtesy of Kendra Pauley)

In honour of International Women’s Day (March 8), we’re celebrating six female staff members at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) who are working to create a stronger future for Canada’s landscapes. Growing up in rural...

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Women in conservation: Helen Kim

Helen Kim at Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta (Photo courtesy of Helen Kim/NCC staff)

Helen Kim at Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta (Photo courtesy of Helen Kim/NCC staff)

In honour of International Women’s Day (March 8), we’re celebrating six female staff members at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) who are working to create a stronger future for Canada’s landscapes. Born in Seoul, South...

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Getting your hands dirty: How to build a contemporary chickadee nest box

Black-capped chickadee (Photo by Bill Hubick)

Black-capped chickadee (Photo by Bill Hubick)

Ever since I started working for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), where I was exposed to the world of conservation science and communications, I grew fond of birds and wanted to share this newfound interest with my family. My dad was an...

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Women in conservation: Gayle Roodman

Gayle Roodman cycling in Mesa, Arizona (Photo by Ian Woodworth)

Gayle Roodman cycling in Mesa, Arizona (Photo by Ian Woodworth)

In honour of International Women’s Day (March 8), we’re celebrating six female staff members at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) who are working to create a stronger future for Canada’s landscapes. Born and raised in...

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Being a Bird in North America: Q&A with Robert Alvo

Robert Alvo, author of Being a Bird in North America (Photo courtesy of Robert Alvo)

Robert Alvo, author of Being a Bird in North America (Photo courtesy of Robert Alvo)

From common loons to trumpeter swans, birds have long captivated the fascination of people of all ages. Being a land blessed with a vast and varied landscape, Canada provides habitat to nearly 700 species of birds. Whether you’ve come to...

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