My Wildlife World Cup matchup: Finals

Wildlife World Cup finals (made by NCC)

Wildlife World Cup finals (made by NCC)

There have been five rounds of voting, and after weeks of eliminations, two competitors remain. Our finalists will face off for the final time. This fast and furious round of voting will conclude Thursday afternoon, and the champion will be...

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My Wildlife World Cup matchup: Semi-Finals

Wildlife World Cup semi finals (made by NCC)

Wildlife World Cup semi finals (made by NCC)

After an intense month of voting, the Wildlife World Cup semi-finals will now commence! Thanks to everybody that voted for their favourite reptiles and butterflies. The winners of birds and mammals will compete for a spot in the championship,...

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My Wildlife World Cup matchup: Week 3 (+Week 2 results!)

Week 3: queen snake versus wood turtle

Week 3: queen snake versus wood turtle

It's time to announce the winner of Week 2! Despite some fierce, furry competition, the bobcat prevailed in the end. Thanks to everyone who voted for their favourite mammal. Check out our updated bracket, below. Vote for your favourite...

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Helping turtles cross roads safely

Snapping turtle on road (Photo by Tricia Stinnissen)

Snapping turtle on road (Photo by Tricia Stinnissen)

I see a large dark shape ahead. As I drive closer, I begin to make out a long, outstretched head and neck and an even longer, trailing tail and I realize that it’s a large snapping turtle. It’s sitting right on the white line of the...

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Turtle conservation: The land between the waters

Snapping turtle (Photo by Ryan M. Bolton)

Snapping turtle (Photo by Ryan M. Bolton)

Many years ago I was surveying for endangered grassland birds in the treeless, sandy native prairies that straddle the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border. I came across a painted turtle walking determinedly towards...somewhere. The turtle and I were...

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