Highlights/wildlife

Environment

Bear loose in the centre of Canada’s capital

Rare bear visit It may be Canada’s national capital, a large urban city, but every once in awhile Canadians are reminded that the wilderness is not far away. This morning about 3 AM, reports came of a sighting of a» 

Environment, International, Society

Protection of a huge swath of boreal forest ‘of global importance’

One of the world’s largest intact forest ecosystem is the boreal forest that encircles the globe’s northern latitudes and one-third of it is in Canada. A new project will conserve a part of it that is more than twice the» 

Environment, Society

Recreation plans for pristine wilderness decried

A conservation group says plans to bring skiers, cyclists and hikers to the South Purcells mountain range by helicopter will endanger wildlife, including a threatened herd of only four mountain caribou. Wildsight says the proposed tenure in the western province» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Gathering science in the Arctic: Eye on the Arctic video archive

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. In today’s instalment, we bring you a video from our documentary archive. The Arctic is warming at twice the rate as the rest of the world and Arctic» 

Environment

Salt used on icy roads and parking lots kills wildlife: WWF-Canada

World Wildlife Fund Canada says road salt is having a devastating impact on the freshwater ecosystems of the Great Lakes at the heart of North America. When roads and highways get slippery from ice and snow, salt is often spread» 

Environment

Snowy owl in critical condition but improving after crash

A snowy owl is healing in a wildlife rehabilitation centre in western Canada after crashing into a sports utility vehicle on December 28th. The young male raptor was caught in the grille of the vehicle but a telephone call brought» 

Environment, International, Society

World Wildlife photo competition: Winners

The winners in the annual World Wildlife photo competition were announced this week by the Natural History Museum in London, England The grand prize winner was Brent Stirton of South Africa.  His image of a dehorned Black Rhino, killed by» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Shocking decline of Canadian wildlife

Half of vertebrate species in Canada are in decline Most Canadians and most of the people around the world think of Canada as a country with great regions of pristine wilderness. To a certain extent that is true, but a» 

Society

Is hunting with drones ethical? Canada’s Yukon territory says ‘no’

The issue of drones and hunting has become an increasingly hot-button issue in many areas of rural Canada, but at least one of Canada’s northern territories has nixed the practice once and for all with new regulations that came into» 

Environment, Society

Natural Lake Superior coastline area to be preserved

It’s a rugged forested area along the western Ontario shore of the vast Lake Superior. The Nature Conservancy of Canada has announced it has completed the acquisition of 1,000 hectares of land around Big Trout Bay. The almost untouched Big»