About "COVID-19"

A collection of our reporting on the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

Gatineau, Que. tornado Sept. 21, 2018

A tornado touches down in Gatineau, Que. on Sept. 21, 2018. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
Physical distancing requirements to slow the spread of COVID-19 will make it difficult for researchers to visit suspected tornado sites this year, so the team behind the Northern Tornadoes Project is calling on the public to help 

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?

If the COVID-19 pandemic has given you more time to read, you're not alone. (Photo: WallPaperSafari)

Photo: WallPaper Safari
The COVID-19 pandemic has given many of us more time to read. Here’s what our team recommends you pick up next.
Madagascar spider tortoise

A baby Madagascar spider tortoise, hatched at the Toronto Zoo on May 2, 2020 — the zoo’s first successful reproduction of the critically endangered species. (Photo: The Toronto Zoo)

Photo: The Toronto Zoo
Animal care, public education continue to be top priorities in spite of major revenue losses

IKEA, a Tree Canada sponsor, provides volunteers at a tree planting event in spring 2019. (Photo: Tree Canada)

Photo: Tree Canada
Organizations say it’s too early to determine long-term effects
Wildlife Enforcement Directorate Office

Senior wildlife officer Andrew Bruce holds an elephant tusk in Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Wildlife Enforcement Directorate evidence room in Burlington, Ont. The international trade in wildlife is believed to be a major contributing factor in the emergence of new pathogens like the novel coronavirus. (Photo: Peter Power/Can Geo)

(Photo: Peter Power/Can Geo)
The SARS outbreak of 2003 showed us the consequences of environmental degradation and the commodification of wild animals. Why hasn’t anything changed? 
The New York Times COVID-19 map

Canadian Geographic cartographer Chris Brackley says this COVID-19 case map by The New York Times may be an ideal balance of density and intensity in accurately charting the pandemic in the United States. (Map: The New York Times)

Map: The New York Times
Canadian Geographic cartographer Chris Brackley continues his exploration of how the world is charting the COVID-19 pandemic, this time looking at how artistic choices inform our reactions to different maps
Shene Catholique Valpy and her daughter Sahᾴí̜ʔᾳ.

Shene Catholique Valpy and her daughter Sahᾴí̜ʔᾳ self-isolating at home in Yellowknife.

Photo: Pat Kane
Yellowknife-based photographer Pat Kane’s latest portrait project reveals how northern families are coping with self-isolation and physical distancing in the time of COVID-19

About 60,000 migrant workers come to Canada each year to plant and harvest crops. (Photo: Asparagus Farmers of Ontario)

Photo: Asparagus Farmers of Ontario
Only about 50 per cent of asparagus crops will be harvested this year due to delays in migrant workers arriving 
Canadian Tulip Festival Majors Hill Park Ottawa

Tulips blooming in Ottawa’s Major’s Hill Park during the Canadian Tulip Festival. (Photo: Lu Zhang/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Lu Zhang/Can Geo Photo Club
Although much of the live festival programming has been cancelled due to the pandemic, flower fans will still be able to celebrate online
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