What is Biodiversity?
The International Year of Biodiversity takes stock of our ingenious yet imperiled life-forms, from the clockwork of genes to the wild rumpus of ecosystems.
By Candace Savage
Watch a video to find out more about the year of biodiversity.
Biosphere Reserves such as Clayoquot Sound aim to prove that rich natural environments go hand-in-hand with vibrant economies.
By Emma Lehmberg
From studying slugs to searching for swans and monitoring pine martens, citizen scientists keep watch over our changing world.
By Carlyn Zwarenstein with illustrations by John W. Stewart
Follow a citizen scientist as they head out at midnight to count leopard frogs.
50 Million Trees
Ontario has an ambitious plan to reforest the most populated part of Canada. But first it must grapple with landowners and fragmented landscapes.
By Fraser Los with photography by Eamon Mac Mahon and Tobin Grimshaw
Communities talk about their efforts to replant forests.
Goodbye Tallgrass Prairie
Once covering 6,000 square kilometres in Manitoba’s Red River valley, the tallgrass prairie has all but vanished from the Canadian landscape.
By Jim Chliboyko
Naturalists have raised alarms about the growing number of “invasive” species hitching rides to new habitats. Yet recent findings say this isn’t such a bad thing.
By Chris Wood
Read expanded profiles of invasive species in Canada.
The last thing Gerard Daechsel remembers buying, save for his bus pass and monthly rent, is a solid pair of boots in the 1960s. Since then, he has lived as a freegan, an anti-consumerist who forages necessities from what others throw away.
Photography and story by Ben Nelms
The Jordan Basin
Six years ago, an ecologically rich wedge of ocean in the northern Gulf of Maine became Canada’s first marine biodiversity showcase. Has it lived up to its promise?
By John DeMont