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The people, places, events and latest research of Canada’s subarctic and Arctic regions, one of the fastest-changing environments on Earth

Bathurst caribou, N.W.T., conservation, habitat, range plan

Caribou in the beleaguered Bathurst caribou herd traverse a rocky hillside in the central Northwest Territories. (Photo: GNWT/A. Gunn, ENR)

Photo: GNWT/A. Gunn, ENR
After years of planning, an innovative strategy to help a disappearing caribou population recover is nearly ready to roll out
Des caribous de la harde de caribous de Bathurst, fortement menacée, franchissent une colline rocheuse dans le centre des Territoires du Nord-Ouest.

Des caribous de la harde de caribous de Bathurst, fortement menacée, franchissent une colline rocheuse dans le centre des Territoires du Nord-Ouest. (Photo : GTNO/A. Gunn, ENR)

Photo : GTNO/A. Gunn, ENR
Après plusieurs années de planification, une stratégie innovatrice pour aider au rétablissement d’une harde de caribous menacée de disparition est presque prête pour le lancement.
Zodiac, Baffin Island, Nova Zembla, ship wreck, discovery

Michael Moloney and Matthew Ayre return to One Ocean Expedition's Akademik Sergey Vavilov after discovering the wreckage of Nova Zembla on August 31. (Photo: Dave Sandford)

Photo: Dave Sandford
The wreck of the Nova Zembla — the first High Arctic whaling ship to be discovered — sheds light on a little-understood chapter of Canada’s past
Paul Nicklen’s latest book, Born To Ice, is a collection of the photographer’s best images from his two-decade career documenting polar scenery and megafauna, including emperor penguins in the Ross Sea, Antarctica.

Paul Nicklen’s latest book, Born To Ice, is a collection of the photographer’s best images from his two-decade career documenting polar scenery and megafauna, including emperor penguins in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. (© Born to Ice by Paul Nicklen, www.teneues.com, Born to Ice, Ross Sea, Antarctica, Photo © 2018 Paul Nicklen. All rights reserved.)

Photos © 2018 Paul Nicklen
Nicklen marries art, science and conservation in new book Born To Ice
Akademik Ioffe

A Zodiac ferries passengers from the grounded Akademik Ioffe to its sister ship Akademik Sergey Vavilov on Aug. 25, 2018.

Akademik Ioffe
Canadian Coast Guard heads to aid One Ocean Expeditions ship on Royal Canadian Geographical Society-partnered expedition 
Thousands of snow geese in flight

Snow geese on their annual fall migration. In recent years, numbers of the birds arriving in the Arctic each spring to breed have skyrocketed, creating a conundrum for biologists. (Photo: Christina McCallum/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Christina McCallum/Can Geo Photo Club
Inuit experts and Environment Canada scientists are working together to manage an explosion in snow goose populations
Snow geese in flight

Dans les dernières décennies, le nombre d’oies des neiges qui se reproduisent dans l’Arctique a explosé. (Photo: Christina McCallum/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Christina McCallum/Can Geo Photo Club
Des experts inuits et des scientifiques d’Environnement Canada collaborent pour gérer une explosion démographique de l’oie des neiges
Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Natan Obed is president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the national organization that advocates for the people of Inuit Nunangat and works to Inuit language and culture. (Photo: ITK/Adam Scotti)

Photo: ITK/Adam Scotti
Natan Obed, president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, on the idea of a Inuit-Crown relationship, Canada’s Inuit homelands and the role of Inuit in the world
climate change landscapes across canada

The effects of climate change can already be observed across the country, and will only become more apparent as the planet continues to warm.

From floods to fires, drought to coastal erosion, climate change is already having an impact on Canada's communities, landscapes and wildlife
Dean Hadley, centre, was the youngest crew member aboard the RCMPV St. Roch when schooner sailed through the Northwest Passage in the early 1940s. (Photo: VMM. Leonard McCann Archives. Parks Canada St. Roch Photograph Collection. HCSR-40-18. 1942 crew in uniform.)

Dean Hadley, centre, was the youngest crew member aboard the RCMPV St. Roch when the schooner sailed through the Northwest Passage in the early 1940s. (Photo: VMM. Leonard McCann Archives. Parks Canada St. Roch Photograph Collection. HCSR-40-18. 1942 crew in uniform.)

Photo: VMM. Leonard McCann Archives. Parks Canada St. Roch Photograph Collection. HCSR-40-18. 1942 crew in uniform.
Dean Hadley was the youngest member of the crew that first navigated the Northwest Passage west to east in 1940. He passed away last Friday at the age of 98.
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