Highlights / endangered species

Environment & Animal Life, International

Birth of pygmy hippo at Toronto Zoo bolsters species survival efforts

On August 10, 2018, 12-year-old Kindia gave birth to her first baby, a 5.48- kilogram female pygmy hippo at the Toronto Zoo. The baby is nursing regularly and has already put on 3.2 kilograms. “This is a first-time mom raising »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Conservation groups concerned about the state of Canada’s Species at Risk Act

Seven environmental groups are applauding a new government report on the state of conformity to the Species at Risk Act. At the same time they are very concerned about what the report states, especially concerning woodland caribou and habitat. Anna »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

A learning experience about the endangered Monarch butterfly

It is one of the greatest migrations of any creature, let alone for a relatively tiny insect. Each year in the autumn, Monarch butterflies embark on a massive migration of 2,000 to 5,000 kilometres from places in the US and »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

University and environmental group join to save endangered species.

It’s a unique collaboration between a university and an non-governmental environmental group. Toronto’s York University has teamed with Wildlife Preservation Canada (WPC) of Guelph, Ontario, to work towards preserving Canada’s most endangered species. Shiela Colla (PhD) is an assistant professor »

Environment & Animal Life

A bad year for endangered killer whales ends on a positive note

An orca calf, no more than a week old, has been spotted in British Columbia’s Gulf Islands swimming alongside its mother. Known as J-50, because it is part of the endangered J pod of southern resident killer whales, its fate is »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Unusual smuggler nabbed at US-Canada border

A Canadian man has been charged by both Canadian and US officials in what may at first appear to be an unusual choice for smuggling. US authorities have charged Kai Xu of Windsor, Ontario,  with smuggling goods, trade in endangered »

Environment & Animal Life

Wildlife assessment report: 27 more species “at risk”

The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) has just released its latest assessment of the status of various species in Canada. In this latest report, 27 species are listed as being “at risk”. Martha “Marty” Leonard »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics

Action needed to save woodland caribou

Although it was put into place in 2010, Canada’s Northwest Territories have just added the first four species to their “Species at Risk” act. Listed as “threatened” are the Boreal and Peary Caribou, and a rare plant called the hairy »