Highlights / animals

International, Society

Wildlife tourism explodes, fuels animal abuse: magazine

Posting photographs with animals on social media has helped drive a dramatic increase in wildlife tourism, but National Geographic says that has lead to some extreme animal suffering. “You’ll go to a place maybe for a couple of hours, maybe» 

Environment

What’s making the muskoxen sick on Victoria Island? – Eye on the Arctic video archive

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. In today’s instalment, a video from our documentary archive. For at least a decade in Canada’s western Arctic, the muskoxen Inuit rely on for everything from food, to» 

Environment

Indigenous reindeer herders request emergency aid after drought, wildfires

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  This week, we bring you another instalment of our occasional series looking at how climate change is affecting not only the Canadian North, but different parts of the» 

Internet, Science and Technology

How traditional Inuit knowledge guides research: Eye on the Arctic video archive

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

Environment

Plan to allow logging threatens caribou, say environmentalists

A U.S. environmental group is accusing the province of Ontario of enabling rampant logging in the habitat of its declining boreal caribou. The Natural Resources Defense Council says there was no meaningful consultation before Ontario proposed to extend logging industry» 

Environment

More visitors, more pressure on national parks

The government has increased staff at national parks to cope with an expected increase in the number of visitors this summer. This year is the 150th anniversary of the confederation of Canada and to celebrate the government has offered free» 

Environment, Indigenous, Society

Eye on the Arctic: Video Archive

In the days before mass media reached the remote corners of Canada, before Twitter and Facebook, the art and artists of Canada’s Arctic were the main conduit for northerners to communicate their culture and communities to the rest of the» 

Society

No more “cosmetic” surgery for animals in Quebec

This month the mainly French –speaking province of Quebec will join seven other provinces in banning such practices as ear cropping and tail docking of dogs, horses, and cattle. Commonly practiced on certain breeds of dogs for example, tail docking» 

Society

Tenants kept livestock, left $30,000+ in damage

Simon Andrew told CBC news that when he first met them, his new tenants “seemed very respectable, nice people.” But he soon discovered that the tenants were bringing animals inside the three-bedroom home he had rented to them in Kingston,» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Climate change affecting predator-prey balance

It seems climate change could throw the delicate natural balance of predators and prey, off kilter. Two biological mathematicians studied the relationship between a predator, the great horned owl, and a prey animal, the snowshoe hare. Lead author Rebecca Tyson»