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10 facts about fresh water in Canada

Vidal Bay, Manitoulin Island, ON (Photo by Striking Balance)

Vidal Bay, Manitoulin Island, ON (Photo by Striking Balance)

Fresh water may seem like a ubiquitous substance to some of us, especially if we live near an abundance of it in the form of lakes, rivers and streams. When I take a stroll to my neighbourhood greenspace that has a small tributary running through...

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NCC reports back from the first day of the Convention on Biological Diversity summit

Dawn Carr with blooming forsythia in Geneva, Switzerland (Photo by NCC)

Dawn Carr with blooming forsythia in Geneva, Switzerland (Photo by NCC)

After a long and restless flight from Montreal, I arrived in Geneva, Switzerland, late Sunday morning in advance of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) summit prior to COP15. With luggage in hand and my brain and body full of excitement,...

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Celebrating women in conservation

Catherine Grenier, president and CEO of NCC (Photo by Geneviève Lesieur)

Catherine Grenier, president and CEO of NCC (Photo by Geneviève Lesieur)

As I reflect on what International Women’s Day (March 8) means to me this year, I think about my own daily interactions and where my influence can make a positive impact in accelerating equality for all. I’ve been fortunate to have...

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De-stressing with plants

McHugh Lake Loop, MB (Photo by Wikimedia Commons)

McHugh Lake Loop, MB (Photo by Wikimedia Commons)

During the pandemic, many people experienced increased stress levels due to illness, work difficulties and isolation. But many of us have discovered that there is solace in the natural world. In 1984, biologist E.O. Wilson noted that...

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World Wildlife Day: Restoration to support species at risk recovery

Bobolink, Prairie Smoke Nature Reserve, Carden Alvar, ON (Photo by NCC)

Bobolink, Prairie Smoke Nature Reserve, Carden Alvar, ON (Photo by NCC)

I’m a casual birder. I like to take my binoculars with me when I’m out in nature, but I’m not usually one to go out chasing after rare birds. Still, there is one species that I can’t believe I haven’t seen before:...

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Tracing the roots of invasive species

A murmuration of starlings (Photo by John Holmes, Wikimedia Commons)

A murmuration of starlings (Photo by John Holmes, Wikimedia Commons)

In the media world of conservation, there seems to be no shortage of news on invasive species — plants, animals and organisms that were introduced (accidentally or deliberately) to an area outside of their native range and where their...

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