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North Atlantic right whale in Gulf

An endangered North Atlantic right whale in the Bay of Fundy. (Photo: Larissa Schiffmann/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Larissa Schiffmann/Can Geo Photo Club
Following a deadly summer for the endangered whales, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is tightening regulations for crab fishers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
Golden eagle in flight with the Rockies in the background

Every day in the spring and fall, hundreds of golden eagles stream along the front ranges of the Rocky Mountains on an aerial highway stretching from Alaska to Mexico — but until recently, scientists had no idea the birds migrated at all. (Photo: El McMullin/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: El McMullin/Can Geo Photo Club
No one knew golden eagles in the Yukon and Alaska migrated along the Rockies' front ranges, until an avid birder noticed something strange
Gotsǝ́ mı̨́ “spider web” in sunlight. Photo: Jean Polfus

Gotsǝ́ mı̨́ (Dene meaning “spider net”) in sunlight. (Photo: Jean Polfus)

Photo: Jean Polfus
The spider's web is the perfect metaphor for the interconnections between species, people and place
Plains bison with their calves in banff national park

Plains bison with their calves in an enclosed pasture in Banff National Park, Alta. A five-year, $6.4-million project by Parks Canada hopes to re-establish the iconic species in part of their historic northern range. (Photo: Niki Wilson)

Photo: Niki Wilson
Nearly wiped out in Alberta in the 1800s, plains bison are making a historic return to Banff National Park 
Mountains, sea ice in Nunavut's Sirmilik National Park

The mountains on Borden Peninsula in Nunavut's Sirmilik National Park, one of eight proposed candidates for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. (Photo courtesy Parks Canada)

Photo courtesy Parks Canada
A look at the fascinating sites Parks Canada has proposed for UNESCO World Heritage Site designation
grizzly bear on train tracks in Banff National Park

A grizzly bear walks the CP rail line in Banff National Park. Research has shown the bears are drawn to the tracks to feed on spilled grain and carrion — an easy meal that comes with inherent risk. (Photo: Angeline Haslett/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Angeline Haslett/Can Geo Photo Club
Wildlife is figuring out that human infrastructure helps with the hunt
Filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril on the sea ice in Pangnirtung, Nunavut

Filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril on the sea ice in Pangnirtung, Nunavut. Arnaquq-Baril's award-winning documentary 'Angry Inuk' aims to dispel misconceptions about the seal hunt in Canada. (Photo: Qajaaq Ellsworth)

Photo: Qajaaq Ellsworth
Award-winning documentary will have its Canadian TV premiere on CBC this weekend
Russel Kenny taking writer Laurie Sarkadi and Gzowski for a boat ride on Great Bear Lake to check his nets for trout.

Russel Kenny heads out on Great Bear Lake to check his nets for trout. (Photo: Angela Gzowski/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Angela Gzowski/Canadian Geographic
How the Sahtuto'ine Dene of Déline created the Tsá Tué Biosphere Reserve, the world's first such UNESCO site managed by an Indigenous community
Revealing the best photographs of 2017 from Can Geo's Photo Club members
A radio transmitter is attached to a northern saw-whet owl (brooksi subspecies) near the community of Skidegate in Haida Gwaii, B.C., in 2010. The species is unique to the archipelago and was listed as threatened in the latest COSEWIC assessment of endangered wildlife.

A radio transmitter is attached to a northern saw-whet owl (brooksi subspecies) near the community of Skidegate in Haida Gwaii, B.C., in 2010. The species is unique to the archipelago and was listed as threatened in the latest COSEWIC assessment of endangered wildlife. (Photo: Ross Vennesland/Parks Canada)

Photo: Ross Vennesland/Parks Canada
Whether it's lampreys on Vancouver Island or a rare moth on the Prairies, the latest assessment from the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada provides a snapshot of the nation's fragile and fascinating species
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