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Posts tagged with ‘biodiversity’ (37)

Caribou conservation is complex

Posted by Samia Madwar on Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Photo: Liv Vors

That much at least is clear in Environment Canada’s recovery strategy for boreal caribou, a subpopulation of Woodland caribou that is listed as Threatened under the federal Species At Risk Act registry. The ministry released a draft recovery plan in late August for public review for a period of 60 days.

October 25 was to be the last day for members of the public to offer their input on the recovery strategy.

But last week, Environment Canada announced it would extend the period until Feb. ...

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CG Presents Two New Photo Contests!

Posted by Graham Lanktree on Friday, May 20, 2011

Photo: Mario Cliche

The CG Photo Club is proud to present the 4th Wildlife Photography of the Year Contest and the Great Canadian Railway Photo Contest.

Submit your shots today for a chance to win great cash prizes and more!

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Whalesong Travels Globe like Latest U2 Tune

Posted by Hannah Doucet-Roche on Friday, May 20, 2011

Photo: flickr/VicBurolla and all that improbable blue

Songs can be used to woo lovers, to change the world or just to entertain. In these pursuits, musicians often write tunes that are similar to other successful songs.

Humpback whales, it has been discovered, take a similar tact.

According to a study reported online last month in the journal Current Biology , at any given time within a population, male humpbacks all sing the same mating tune.

"Our findings reveal cultural change on a vast scale," says Ellen Garland, a graduate student at ...

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New on Discovery World HD - Canada's National Parks

Posted by Kelly Greig on Monday, March 14, 2011

National Parks Project - Trailer from Ryan J. Noth on Vimeo.

From the peaks of Banff to the historically saturated Fort of Louisbourg, Canadian parks and historical sites easily stoke inspiration.

In them, Canadian art heavyweights Emily Carr and the Group of Seven sought to capture the Canadian wilderness in the early 1900s. Now, the National Parks Project is aiming to put a modern-day twist on creativity in the wild by inviting musicians and filmmakers to capture the spirit of parks across the country.

Starting this Saturday on Discovery World HD, ...

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How Fast are we Pushing Animals from the Planet?

Posted by Kelly Greig on Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Photo: brian.gratwicke/flickr

Seventy-three years ago, in the woods of northern Maine, the last confirmed eastern cougar was killed. Early last week, the United States Fish and Wildlife Services formally announced that this subspecies of puma is being added to the growing fold of officially extinct species.

Although the Canadian Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife disputes the claim, the fact remains that the demise of this cat which once prowled over 21 states is part of a growing trend in the animal kingdom. ...

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