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BACK WHERE THEY BELONG
Nearly wiped out in Alberta in the 1800s, plains bison are making a historic return to Alberta’s Banff National Park
Online Exclusive: Watch a video of Parks Canada staff returning plains bison to Banff National Park

RIVER OF THE ICE GRIZZLIES
Every fall in the northern Yukon, ice-covered grizzlies gather to feast on salmon spawning
Online Exclusive: See more of Michelle Valberg's photos of ice grizzlies

BIODIVERSITY APOCALYPSE
An estimated annual $175-billion business (and growing!), the illegal trade in wildlife is the world’s fourth-largest criminal enterprise. It stands to radically alter the animal kingdom.

THE BALD EAGLES OF BESNARD LAKE
The world’s longest-running study of a stable raptor population just celebrated its 50th season. Behind the research on these thriving eagles of boreal Saskatchewan.
Online Exclusive: Watch a drone video of a Besnard Lake bald eagle nest and read an interview with the researchers

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Big picture
Celebrating Canada’s grandeur

Exposure
Showcasing Can Geo’s photo club

In a snap
Sharing Can Geo via Instagram

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On the map
Exploring cartography
Online Exclusive: A new Canadian-made artificial intelligence tool could soon by predicting extreme wildfires

DISCOVERY

Interview
Prince Albert II of Monaco on his ocean-probing Monaco Explorations
Online Exclusive: Learn more about the Monaco Explorations vessel

Wildlife
Sable horse safety, salmon-snacking bears, salamander sanctions and more
Online Exclusives:
Students take innovative Sable Island horse deterrent system to world stage
Bear hair research reveals importance of grizzlies' salmon diet
Study finds cormorants can hear underwater in the same range as marine mammals
A fifth of Canadian species are at some level of extinction risk: report

History
The story of an obsessive search for the blue goose’s breeding grounds
Online Exclusive: See the map of the blue goose breeding grounds that the Inuk Saila drew for Soper in 1928

Place
Why coastal First Nations in B.C. are reviving their ancient clam gardens
Online Exclusive: Watch a video about the restoration of clam gardens in Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

Infographic
The surprising give-and-take between healthy crops and insect-killing fungi
Online Exclusive: Teachers can bring this and other science innovations into their classrooms by visiting cangeoeducation.ca/resources

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November/December 2017, Canadian Geographic celebrates the country’s Indigenous Peoples

Our Country: Ziya Tong
Daily Planet host Ziya Tong on the magic of the beluga whale migration in Churchill, Man.
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