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The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals (The Fur-Bearers) works to end the commercial fur trade and promotes co-existence with urban wildlife. At this time of year, Adrian Nelson, Director of Communications/Wildlife Conflict Manager for The Fur Bearers hears more about people with urban wildlife conflicts. People living in

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The results of recent studies have showed great news: in certain areas, polar bear numbers are on the rise. Up until this point scientists and experts have thought that the polar bear population in certain regions of Canada have been on the decline, and while this is sadly true in

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Recently, the Okanagan Nation Alliance and the four South Okanagan bands asked the B.C. Government to return to talks to consider the establishment of a national park in the South Okanagan-Similkameen region. “This is one of the most critically endangered ecosystems in Canada,” stated Chloe O’Loughlin, Director of Terrestrial Conservation

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February 2nd, as well as being Groundhog Day, is World Wetlands Day. It’s an important day in Canada partly because there are more wetlands in Canada than in any other country in the world. Canada is home to about one quarter of the world’s such lands, covering 14% of our

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More than 130 scientists across North America have just signed a declaration calling for permanent protection of Clayoquot Sound’s remaining intact old-growth rainforests. But that might not be enough to protect the area. The B.C. government has received an application for logging in the old growth rainforest of Flores Island

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As part of International Oceans Day, Keith Ashfield, Canada’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, publicly released the Pacific Region Cold-water Coral and Sponge Strategy. This marine conservation initiative was first started in 2006 by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and is directed towards studying and managing these often neglected

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New Democrat MLA Rob Fleming recently wrote and introduced a new private member’s bill to the BC legislature which was widely praised by environmental groups such as the David Suzuki Foundation and the Wilderness Committee. Bill M2, Species at Risk Protection Act, an endangered species law, seeks to protect the province’s

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UK Power Networks, Britain’s largest power network provider, recently into partnership with the nine Wildlife Trusts in its distribution areas to help preserve and develop wildlife habitats. These Trusts include Surrey Wildlife Trust and Norfolk Wildlife Trust. As part of the new arrangement, UK Power Networks is supporting each Trust financially and

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It’s not a good time to be a bat. Across North America, bat populations are increasingly threatened and many species are facing local or regional extinctions. A recent paper in Science suggests that we should be paying more attention to these insect-eating mammals. Cave dwelling bats are at risk for white

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The Avon Wildlife Trust is leading the way in saving the hedgehog, an animal that first appeared over 15 million years ago. One third of the Bristol area hedgehog population has disappeared in the past 20 years and the Trust wants to find out where they survive so they can figure

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Turtles are the oldest reptiles left on Earth, with the earliest species found to be almost 300 million years old. Today, many species need conservation help or they may not live to see the next century, reports a press release  from the Singapore Zoo. A four-day workshop involving international conservation

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Some states are getting tough with their invasive species. Take Michigan and Hawaii, for example. Michigan is expected to ban wildlife rehabilitation workers from helping injured mute swans, reports MLive.com.  With its distinctive orange bill, black face and black knob on its bill, the mute swan was brought in from

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The US Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is taking action against the invasive species epidemic. A new strategy was unveiled at the DNR roundtable meeting in the Twin Cities that will increase inspections and fines of the water vehicles that unknowingly carry non-natives, according to the Duluth News Tribune. An

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Invasive (non native) species are an ecological and financial burden. According to a recent study by the international scientific organisation CABI, invasive species cost the Scottish, British and Welsh governments over £1.7 billion ($2.63 billion US dollars) each year. The Scottish government reports that five case studies, including the grey squirrel

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The African Savannah is home to some incredible animals, such as the giraffe which has a tongue of up to 21 inches in length, reports the National Zoo in their website section about African wildlife.  Giraffes use their tongues for reaching vegetation in trees, at a level above where other animals feed. Closer to

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