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From polar bears to peregrine falcons, blue whales to bees, find out about Canada’s wildlife, habitats and conservation news.

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?

A male zebra finch examines material before deciding what to use to build his nest. (Photo: Alexis Breen)

Photo: Alexis Breen
Birds who grew up with an adult present are faster at building their nests

About two million hatchery trout are released into Nova Scotia rivers each year. (Photo: Nova Scotia Brook Trout Fishing Guide)

Photo: Nova Scotia Brook Trout Fishing Guide
Brook trout are the primary sport fish in the province
Rocky Mountain apollo butterfly

The Rocky Mountain apollo butterfly feeds on a specific type of succulent that grows in high alpine meadows. Climate models that factor in the insect and its food show that both are vulnerable to warming. (Photo: Alessandro Filazzola)

Photo: Alessandro Filazzola
Researchers modelling climate impacts on an alpine butterfly species found increased vulnerability when food sources are factored in

The invasive Asian giant hornet — dubbed the “murder hornet” — is roughly double the size of a yellow jacket. (Photos: Ministry of Agriculture/British Columbia)

Photos: Ministry of Agriculture/British Columbia
Honey bee experts say the hornets could quickly decimate a hive if they got inside
Tundra wolf fall colours

A single wolf can eat up to 29 caribou a year, putting vulnerable populations at risk. (Photo: Tim Haan/Can Geo Photo Club

Photo: Tim Haan/Can Geo Photo Club
A one-year pilot project is underway in an effort to protect threatened caribou populations in the territory, but some conservation groups say wolf culls miss the bigger picture

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
Boreal wetland Algonquin Provincial Park

Boreal peatlands are home to a wide range of species, including many nationally and globally rare plants and lichens. (Photo: Nina Stavlund/Can Geo Photo Club)

(Photo: Nina Stavlund/Can Geo Photo Club)
A huge part of Canada's northern geography, peatlands are critical to regulating our climate — and more
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