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

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)

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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Monarch migration reflections

One of the millions of monarchs I saw in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Michoacán, Mexico (Photo by Alberto Becerra)

One of the millions of monarchs I saw in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Michoacán, Mexico (Photo by Alberto Becerra)

I am an immigrant to this country, as are most people across this diverse continent with such a complex history. In fact, all who are not indigenous to this land are immigrants. When I was just a toddler, my family and I immigrated to Canada from...

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

Western painted turtles (Jason Headley, CC-BY-NC)

Western painted turtles (Jason Headley, CC-BY-NC)

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 therapy (part two): Expressive art therapy

Rose, Maymont, SK (Photo by Don Dabbs)

Rose, Maymont, SK (Photo by Don Dabbs)

In part one of our nature therapy series, we heard from a Regina-based mom and social worker about how nature-based art projects have helped her tap into the creative side of her mind and how the experiences have benefitted her mentally during...

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World Conservation Day 2020: What is a conservancy and why does the word matter?

Conservation Volunteers, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta (Photo by NCC)

Conservation Volunteers, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta (Photo by NCC)

The word “conservancy” can be a mouthful. Even after 17 years at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), I sometimes feel like I have marbles in my mouth as the word leaves my lips. I say the words “nature” and...

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To leash or not to leash — should that even be a question?

Winona enjoying some off-leash time at a dog park. (Photo by Samantha Cava)

Winona enjoying some off-leash time at a dog park. (Photo by Samantha Cava)

From one dog lover to another, there is nothing better than seeing your canine companion happy in nature without the constraints of a leash. Whether it is running freely in an open meadow, jumping over boulders or zig zagging through trees, there...

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