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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? 

Atlantic salmon are considered an indicator species, letting researchers know when things are going right — and wrong. (Photo: SaltWire)

Photo: SaltWire)
Groups protecting Atlantic salmon spawning grounds on Canada’s East Coast have a new view of the problems facing the prized species

Renowned river conservationist Mark Angelo and a group of youngsters release fish into B.C.’s Guichon Creek. (Photo courtesy Mark Angelo)

Photo courtesy Mark Angelo
Mark Angelo, founder of BC Rivers Day and World Rivers Day, shares insights on his love of rivers, his forthcoming film and what can be done to protect the planet’s waterways
mountain ridge snow trees

Northward-facing slopes may be cooler than those that face south (Photo: John Meikle/WCS Canada)

Photo: John Meikle/WCS Canada
A major research project from the University of Alberta outlines pockets of Canada's boreal forest that may give wildlife more time and space to adjust to a changing climate
spirit bear asleep

A spirit bear slumbers after a lunch of salmon. Spirit, or Kermode, bears are only found in the central and north coast regions of B.C. (Photo: Daisy Gilardini / Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Daisy Gilardini / Can Geo Photo Club
A new report from Nature Conservancy Canada and NatureServe Canada is the first of its kind to compile over 300 species that are unique to Canada.
A northern cardinal in a tree

Attracting a range of birds to your yard is easy with a few simple and inexpensive modifications. (Photo: Alexander Wywial/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Alexander Wywial/Can Geo Photo Club
You’ll be amazed at the feathered friends you can attract to your yard by following these simple tips

A barren-ground caribou bull (Bob Wick/BLM)

(Photo: Bob Wick/BLM)
A key barren-ground caribou herd is adapting to changes in food availability caused by climate change, says new research from the University of Alberta

Sydeny Currier, a graduate student from the University of Windsor, uses a pipette while doing some genetic work on fish samples. (Photo: Naomi Pelki)

Photo: Naomi Pelki
One thing researchers weren't expecting to find: yellow perch cannabalism

A photo of elegant sunburst lichen (Xanthoria elegans), an example of a specimen in the collection that citizen scientists may encounter on Expedition Arctic Botany. This lichen is an iconic Arctic plant species, but can also be found across Canada. (Photo courtesy Jennifer Doubt)

Photo courtesy Jennifer Doubt
Expedition Arctic Botany will allow curious members of the public to explore the plants of the Arctic region without leaving home, while contributing to our understanding of Arctic ecosystems

A black bear is seen in a still from the camera traps placed in Cathedral Provincial Park by Cole Burton's lab. (Photo: Cole Burton)

Photo: Cole Burton
The slowdown of human activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to some surprising benefits for wildlife conservation. Can we keep them going after the danger has passed?
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