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From polar bears to peregrine falcons, blue whales to bees, find out about Canada’s wildlife, habitats and conservation news.

Bird sits on rock

(Photo: Macaulay Library by Andrew Spencer)

The decrease in human activity could be the reason
Some of our favourite shots of monarch butterflies from the Can Geo Photo Club in honour of the International Monarch Monitoring Blitz
Beetle on bark

Mountain pine beetles pose a large threat to trees in Western Canada as they bore through the bark and lay their eggs. (Photo: @milehightravele/Getty Images)

Photo: Getty Images
Since the 1990s, mountain pine beetles have invaded more than 18 million hectares of forest in Western Canada. Researchers now have a better understanding of how this is done. 

A North Atlantic right whale and her calf photographed on Feb. 13, 2005. (Photo: NOAA, CC BY)

Photo: NOAA, CC BY
IUCN moves right whales to the second-last step before extinction on endangered species list

Every year thousands of salmon leave Lake Ontario in search of cold water and gravel for their spawning grounds. (Photo: Iain Reid/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Iain Reid/Can Geo Photo Club
Toronto’s waterways play an important role for salmon

The red-eared slider is the most common non-native species of turtle in Ontario. (Photo: Madigan Cotterill/Can Geo)

Photo: Madigan Cotterill
The turtles we keep as pets don’t belong in the wild 
Red fox napping on car

A red fox soaking up sun rays and taking a snooze on a parked car. (Photo: Nicole Watson/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Nicole Watson/Can Geo Photo Club
As foxes move from the forest to the city, they show more doglike traits and appear to be naturally self-domesticating in the U.K. — but the same isn’t happening here at home
White-throated sparrow

Researchers Ken Otter and Scott Ramsay studied the songs of 1,785 male white-throated sparrows across North America over 20 years and found that the birds have shifted to a new tune. (Photo: Russell Lynch/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Russell Lynch/Can Geo Photo Club
A long-term study of white-throated sparrows in Canada found that the birds have mysteriously changed their tune
Frog on leaf

Espadarana prosoblepon, one of the glass frog species studied in Barnett’s research that demonstrates a new form of camouflage. (Photo: James B. Barnett)

Photo: James B. Barnett
More research necessary to fully understand edge diffusion, say researchers
snake curled up on sticks

Massasauga rattlesnakes are listed as threatened by both the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada and the federal Species at Risk Act (Photo: Wildlife Preservation Canada)

Photo: Wildlife Preservation Canada
You’ve heard of snakes on a plane, but what about snakes in tubes? 
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