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Grand Chief Herb Norwegian of the Dehcho First Nations

Grand Chief Herb Norwegian of the Dehcho First Nations is the recipient of the second annual Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize in recognition of his efforts to protect traditional Dene lands and waters. (Photo: Greg Nyuli)

Photo: Greg Nyuli
Herb Norwegian, Grand Chief of the Dehcho First Nations, is the recipient of this year’s Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize
Plastic bottles and recyclables

Photo: Streetwise Cycle/Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Streetwise Cycle
In a declaration released in advance of this weekend’s G7 summit, more than 40 environmental groups have challenged Canada to achieve zero plastic waste by 2025
Image of a polar bear, and the cover of "The Subjugation of Canadian wildlife"

In “The Subjugation of Canadian Wildlife,” Max Foran explores the ways Canadian governments and society have failed to protect our country’s wildlife. (Photo: Joe Desjardins/Can Geo Photo Club; cover image courtesy McGill-Queen’s University Press)

Photo: Joe Desjardins/Can Geo Photo Club; cover image courtesy McGill-Queen’s University Press
In a new book, Max Foran denounces Canada's failures in protecting its wildlife from human exploitation
This stunning view from King Creek Ridge, Kananaskis Country, Alberta, tells a story of how fire has changed the mountain landscape. Photo: Mountain Legacy Project.

This stunning view from King Creek Ridge, Kananaskis Country, Alta., tells a story of how fire has changed the mountain landscape. (Photo: Mountain Legacy Project)

Photo: Mountain Legacy Project
A new report by Alpine Club of Canada scientists and other experts highlights worrying trends in Canada’s mountain ecosystems
Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna met with Canadian Geographic editor Aaron Kylie and other members of the Can Geo editorial team in January to brainstorm ideas for the November/December 2018 issue.

Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna met with Canadian Geographic editor Aaron Kylie and other members of the Can Geo editorial team in January to brainstorm ideas for the November/December 2018 issue. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
Canadian Geographic will collaborate with McKenna on exclusive content for the November/December 2018 issue 
A scene of mountains, forest and glacial lake

Canada has pledged to protect 17 per cent of its land and freshwater by 2020, but has only achieved about 10 per cent of that target to date. A group of independent scientists hope their new framework will help identify priority areas for protection. (Photo: Laura Coristine)

Photo: Laura Coristine
As time runs out for Canada to meet its 2020 conservation targets, a new study aims to help governments and the public identify priority areas for protection
An early summer view from the Lucy Maud Montgomery Land Trust Trail, to the west of Cavendish Beach

An early summer view from the Lucy Maud Montgomery Land Trust Trail, to the west of Cavendish Beach. (Photo: Nicholas Jay)

Photo: Nicholas Jay
In giving Anne Shirley her own deep love of and connection to Prince Edward Island, Lucy Maud Montgomery reveals the way place can fire the imagination
Three painted turtles sunning on a log

Groups of sunning painted turtles are a common sight around lakes and rivers in southern Ontario, but the species faces an uncertain future, according to biologists. (Photo: Alyx Luger/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Alyx Luger/Can Geo Photo Club
To save turtles, we need to think in “turtle time,” biologist says
Scientists from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration approach a young North Atlantic right whale entangled in fishing gear near Cape Canaveral. (NOAA Photo Library/flickr), CC BY-SA

Scientists from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration approach a young North Atlantic right whale entangled in fishing gear near Cape Canaveral. (Photo: NOAA Photo Library/flickr, CC BY-SA)

Photo: NOAA Photo Library/flickr, CC BY-SA
The death and entanglement of 17 of the endangered mammals last summer spurred an unprecedented effort to make the Gulf of St. Lawrence safer — but will it be enough? 
infographic of findings from BioBlitz Canada 150

An infographic showing a few key findings from BioBlitz Canada 150. (Infographic: Canadian Wildlife Federation)

Infographic: Canadian Wildlife Federation
35 events, 16,600 hours and 7,510 recorded species: the results are in from a series of bioblitz events held to commemorate Canada 150
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