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

Steller's jay (Photo by John D. Reynolds/iNaturalist)

Steller's jay (Photo by John D. Reynolds/iNaturalist)

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

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Nature-based solutions: a carbon approach

Misty Darkwoods forest, BC (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

Misty Darkwoods forest, BC (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

Many Canadians have been affected either directly or indirectly by some of the more serious effects of our rapidly changing climate. While different regions across the country experience these effects differently, urban and rural residents across...

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Insects have a PR problem

Northern barrens tiger beetle (Photo by Dan MacNeal, CC BY 4.0)

Northern barrens tiger beetle (Photo by Dan MacNeal, CC BY 4.0)

It's time we change that. You may have heard rumblings in the news about the loss of insects around the world. While some scientists have been screaming about this from the rooftops, it doesn’t seem to get the widespread attention it...

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Gotta catch 'em all? Count me in!

Carden Alvar butterfly count, 2017 (Photo by NCC)

Carden Alvar butterfly count, 2017 (Photo by NCC)

As part of the 2019 Carden Alvar Butterfly Count, we were armed with a few nets and catching jars as our mighty group of eight, comprised of Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) staff and conservation volunteers, set out on a mission: to identify...

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Finding hope for the planet in an old sweater

My black sweater that became a symbol of my increased awareness to environmental issues. (Photo courtesy of Christine Beevis Trickett/NCC staff)

My black sweater that became a symbol of my increased awareness to environmental issues. (Photo courtesy of Christine Beevis Trickett/NCC staff)

It’s no secret anymore that most of us have been spending a lot more time at home. To pass the time, some of us have started tackling projects that have been on our to-do lists for months, even years. For me, that meant cleaning out our...

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Restore it and they will come

Henslow's sparrow (Photo by Adam Timpf)

Henslow's sparrow (Photo by Adam Timpf)

One spring day last year, I was doing what I always do: walking the family dog and noting on my ebird app what birds were around. This daily ritual exercises the dog and allows me to collect data on what birds and wildlife are inhabiting our farm...

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