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

Banff wildlife overpass, anniversary, national park, bear, wolf, elk, cougar

Twenty years later, Banff National Park's system of wildlife overpasses and underpasses are still praised around the world for having drastically reduced wildlife collisions in the busy park. (Photo: Gloria Dickie)

Photo: Gloria Dickie
The innovative structures are heralded for having opened migration corridors and saved countless animals from vehicle collisions
illegal wildlife trade, elephant foot, ivory, biodiversity

An elephant foot stool and a carving made from elephant ivory, both illegal wildlife products, in evidence room of Environment Canada's wildlife enforcement directorate. (Photo: Peter Power/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Peter Power
An estimated annual $175-billion business, the illegal trade in wildlife is the world’s fourth-largest criminal enterprise. It stands to radically alter the animal kingdom.
January/February 2018 cover

Cover options for the January/February issue of Canadian Geographic. Option three was the clear winner, earning 48 per cent of the audience vote. (Photos, left to right: Gary and Joanie McGuffin, Robin O’Neill and Nick Hawkins)

January/February 2018 cover
Thanks to everyone who voted!
A bowhead whale in Cumberland Sound, Nunavut

A moulting bowhead whale in Cumberland Sound, Nunavut, in August 2016. New research out of UBC has found compelling evidence that the whales visit the sound in summer both to feed and to shed their dead skin by rubbing on large rocks. (Photo courtesy VDOS Global LLC)

Photo courtesy VDOS Global LLC
Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found evidence that bowhead whales exfoliate their skin by rubbing against large rocks
Wintry scenes from Can Geo's Instagram community

Wintry scenes from Can Geo's Instagram community.

This week, we embrace the coming season and showcase Canada as a winter wonderland
10 destinations to add to your must-see list, as captured by @CanGeoTravel's editors and Instagram community
Jumbo Valley in the East Kootenays, site of a lengthy battle over a proposed ski resort

Jumbo Valley in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia is the site of a lengthy, ongoing battle over a proposed ski resort. (Photo: Catherine Page/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Catherine Page/Can Geo Photo Club
With its ruling in Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia, the Supreme Court of Canada has shown that Indigenous groups cannot use the Charter's freedom of religion clause to protect lands they consider sacred
the inner life of animals peter wohlleben book cover

In his new book, Peter Wohlleben combines colourful storytelling with scientific rigour to show that animals domestic and wild are capable of empathy, compassion and even grief. (Images courtesy Greystone Books)

Courtesy Greystone Books
In his new book The Inner Life of Animals, Peter Wohlleben offers a compassionate glimpse into the surprisingly complex emotional lives of creatures both wild and domestic 
boreal caribou female with calf

A boreal caribou cow nurses her calf in northeastern B.C. Boreal caribou populations are on the decline across Canada due to habitat loss. (Photo: Ryan Dickie/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Ryan Dickie/Can Geo Photo Club
Provinces are falling behind on their obligation to protect the caribou's forest habitat, report says
Mad Hatterpillar

One species of caterpillar, the gum leaf skeletonizer (Uraba lugens), dons a “hat” of heads, a conical ornament made up of its own discarded head capsules, one stacked on top of the next, earning it the nickname "Mad Hatterpillar." (Photo: Natalie Tapson/Flickr)

Photo: Natalie Tapson/Flickr
Often gory and gross, insects use disguises to improve ther odds of survival
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