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Canadian Geographic November/December 2018 issue

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A pair of whooping cranes in Wood Buffalo National Park

A pair of whooping cranes in their boreal wetland habitat in Wood Buffalo National Park, N.W.T. (Photo: Roberta Bondar)

Photo: Roberta Bondar
A new project by the Roberta Bondar Foundation aims to raise awareness of dangers to migratory birds
wetlands, toronto skyline, tommy thompson park

The Toronto skyline as seen from the shores of Tommy Thompson Park in Lake Ontario. (Photo: Jill Heinerth/Can Geo)

Photo: Jill Heinerth
The urban wilderness park’s wetland project sits atop a 10-hectare former waste disposal site in Lake Ontario and will be completed in 2019
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
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
One curious swift fox stares down the lens of an automatic wildlife camera near Medicine Hat, Alta. (Photo courtesy of the Nature Conservancy of Canada)

A curious swift fox stares down the lens of an automatic wildlife camera near Medicine Hat, Alta. (Photo courtesy Nature Conservancy of Canada)

Photo courtesy Nature Conservancy of Canada
A photo posted to Facebook by an amateur wildlife photographer led to the discovery of a new swift fox den in southern Alberta for the first time in nearly a century
Grizzly, wildlife, endangered species, Trump, protected

A grizzly in Banff National Park, Alberta. (Photo: Carlos Marrero Reiley/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Carlos Marrero Reiley/Can Geo Photo Club
Grizzlies, monarch butterflies and other keystone species could be at risk
Monarch butterflies cling to a fir tree in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

Monarch butterflies cling to a fir tree in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in central Mexico. Discovering where the butterflies spent the winter months became a lifelong quest for a Canadian zoologist, Fred Urquhart, and his wife Norah — a mystery they solved in 1976. (Photo: Fiona McGlynn)

Photo: Fiona McGlynn
In 1976, my husband’s grandparents solved one of the world’s great natural mysteries: the monarch butterfly migration. Four decades later, we retraced their journey. 
Monarch butterfly on swamp milkweed

A monarch butterfly perched on swamp milkweed. Monarch caterpillars will only eat milkweed, so the plant is vital to the butterfly’s conservation. (Photo: Robert Rutkay/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Robert Rutkay/Can Geo Photo Club
International bio-blitz starting this weekend aims to crowdsource data on the monarch's habitat 
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