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A savannah sparrow

A new study has found that savannah sparrows near noisy sites are having a hard time communicating, in part due to stress. (Photo: Paulson Des Brisay)

Photo: Paulson Des Brisay
Study finds birds near noisy sites are stressed out and struggling to adapt
A boreal caribou cow nurses her calf in northeastern B.C.

A boreal woodland caribou cow nurses her calf in northeastern B.C. (Photo: Ryan Dickie/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Ryan Dickie/Can Geo Photo Club
Environmental groups frustrated by lack of action on the part of the provinces 
Parks Canada red Muskoka chairs on a snowy slope overlooking the Banff townsite

Red Muskoka chairs placed by Parks Canada to encourage reflection wait for visitors at the Mount Norquay viewpoint above Banff townsite in Banff National Park. In a new report, Parks Canada has pledged to put nature first in decisions affecting national parks. (Photo: Kevin Mihalcheon/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Kevin Mihalcheon/Can Geo Photo Club
Responding to feedback from Canadians, environment minister Catherine McKenna promised a renewed focus on science and conservation for Canada's protected places
Researchers studying the impact of ship traffic and noise on whales in the eastern Beaufort Sea cruise the Prince of Wales Strait in a  Zodiac

Researchers studying the impact of ship traffic and noise on whales in the eastern Beaufort Sea believe reducing vessel speed could be an effective tool for preventing whale distress and lowering the risk of collisions. (Photo courtesy WCS Canada)

Photo courtesy WCS Canada
As Arctic sea ice vanishes, new measures are needed to protect marine wildlife from increased ship traffic 
Sea otters play among the kelp in Tofino, B.C.

British Columbia is developing its own species at risk legislation, which environmental groups hope will afford more protection to endangered species in the province, like the sea otter (pictured). (Photo: Marco Crescenzi/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Marco Crescenzi/Can Geo Photo Club
Environmentalists hope the long-awaited legislation will compensate for shortcomings in the federal Species at Risk Act
Centimetre-long brine shrimp

They may be only a centimetre long each, but thousands of brine shrimp swimming together can create powerful eddies in the ocean. (Photo: Isabel Houghton/Stanford University)

Photo: Isabel Houghton/Stanford University
New research suggests that swarms of migrating crustaceans have a big impact on ocean mixing
A snowy owl sits on a fencepost

A new report on the state of the world's birds identifies the snowy owl as one of hundreds of species at risk of extinction due to geographic and climatic changes in its range. (Photo: Nicole Watson/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Nicole Watson/Can Geo Photo Club
Agricultural expansion, invasive species, climate change blamed for decline in bird species worldwide
A male Canada warbler

A male Canada warbler. This tiny bird flies more than 5,500 kilometres each spring from its winter grounds in South America to its breeding grounds in Canada. (Photo: William H. Majoros [CC BY-SA 3.0])

Photo: William H. Majoros (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Conserving at-risk species is difficult when they’re constantly crossing international borders, but digital tools are making it easier than ever to track feathered globetrotters
David McEown paints in St. Andrews Bay, South Georgia Island

Curious king penguins check out David McEown's easel as the artist paints in St. Andrews Bay on the subantarctic island of South Georgia. (Photo: Daisy Gilardini)

Photo: Daisy Gilardini
Watch the award-winning Canadian watercolourist paint the landscapes and wildlife of Antarctica
Canadian Geographic May/June 2018 issue

Option one, by Robin and Arlene Karpan, was the unanimous favourite of voters and staff for the cover of the May/June 2018 issue of Canadian Geographic.

Canadian Geographic May/June 2018 issue
Thanks to everyone who voted!
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