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Posts tagged with ‘biodiversity’ (38)


Canada's biodiversity woes


Posted by Ainslie Cruickshank on Thursday, February 2, 2012


When it comes to protecting the biodiversity of our oceans, Canada has fallen behind most other developed countries according to the final report by an expert panel convened by the Royal Society of Canada.

The report, released Feb. 2, examines the effects of fisheries, fish farming, and climate change on Canada’s oceans, and assesses the Government’s response to these threats. 

Speaking at an online press conference, Jeffrey Hutchings, the chair of the expert panel and the Canada research ...


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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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