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Minister Wilkinson

Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announces a $1 million investment in environmental response equipment in Victoria in September 2018. (Photo: Office of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans)

Photo: Office of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
The new Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard sits down with Canadian Geographic for an exclusive interview on a range of topics, from salmon to whales to ‘last ice’
Canadian Geographic January/February 2019 issue

Cover options for the January/February issue of Canadian Geographic. Option 2, showing a glacier bear pausing to look out from behind an evergreen, won with 55 per cent of the reader vote.

Thanks to everyone who voted!
Caribou, like this one in the Northwest Territories, are increasingly threatened across the country. (Photo: Alex Elliott/Can Geo Photo Club)

Caribou, like this one in the Northwest Territories, are increasingly threatened across the country. (Photo: Alex Elliott/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Alex Elliott/Can Geo Photo Club
Caribou numbers in Canada are dropping drastically — and quickly — leaving the iconic land mammal on the brink of extinction
dwindling caribou map

Canadian Geographic created this map as a snapshot of the status of Canada’s caribou herds. The large spheres show the largest estimated population of each herd, while the smaller coloured spheres show the current estimated population. (Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo)

dwindling caribou map
 A snapshot of the country’s drastically dwindling caribou herds
Unearthing clues to the mystery of the great Pleistocene extinction in Yukon

An illustration of Pleistocene-era mammals on Yukon’s tundra landscape. Thousands of fossils from this era are discovered each year, many by gold miners and members of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation around Old Crow. (Illustration: “Beringia Winter Scene,” courtesy Government of Yukon/artist George “Rinaldo” Teichmann)

Illustration: Government of Yukon
Findings about the disappearance of large mammals in the North could help scientists understand the potential impacts of modern climate change
Unearthing clues to the mystery of the great Pleistocene extinction in Yukon

Une illustration de mammifères de l’époque du Pléistocène dans le paysage de la toundra du Yukon. Des milliers de fossiles de cette région sont découverts chaque année, dont de nombreux par des mineurs et des membres de la Première Nation des Gwitchin Vuntut autour de Old Crow. (Illustration gracieusement fournie par le gouvernement du Yukon)

Illustration: Government of Yukon
Les découvertes sur la disparition des grands mammifères dans le Nord pourraient aider les chercheurs à comprendre les effets potentiels du changement climatique que nous vivons aujourd’hui
Wolf eel (anarrhichthys ocellatus) surrounded by brooding anemones, Race Rocks Ecological Reserve, Vancouver Island, B.C.

Hiding in its den amongst brooding anemones, a wolf eel (anarrhichthys ocellatus) peeks out at visitors in Race Rocks Ecological Reserve off Vancouver Island. (Photo: Eli Wolpin)

Photo: Eli Wolpin
A colourful look at the marine biodiversity of Canada’s west coast
Churchill Wild Great Ice Bear Adventure Dymond Lake Ecolodge

Two Churchill Wild guides speak calmly to a polar bear during a Great Ice Bear Adventure experience at Dymond Lake Ecolodge on the shores of Hudson Bay. All polar bear encounters are carefully managed to keep the guests safe and the bears wild. (Photo: Dax Justin/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Dax Justin/Canadian Geographic
Photographer Dax Justin shares what it’s like to walk on the tundra with the apex predator on an Arctic safari with Churchill Wild
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.
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
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