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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, however, recent studies show that the Kane

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Darcy Dobell, Vice President Pacific Region of WWF Canada, was kind enough recently to share her thoughts about the Great Bear region. WWF Canada is famous for finding the middle ground where two sides of an environmental argument can agree.  Darcy explained that this issue is not just about Great

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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 wetlands, covering 14% of our country.

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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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The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is cheering the January 11th announcement that a large area of Manitoba’s Boreal Forest will be protected. The vast area on the east side of Lake Winnipeg is home to the Bloodvein First Nation. They worked with the province to develop a land

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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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Bycatch, as the birds and marine non-fish animals that get caught and killed by fishing gear are called, is a big problem. So the recent BirdLife International news from Uruguay is good news. One solution for birds is a tori line, which is a bird-scaring line that is towed behind

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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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Birds Australia published its annual State of Australia’s Birds report Monday, writes Birdlife International.  Over 8,300 islands occur within Birds Australia’s jurisdiction, and island birds are sensitive due to their restricted range and factors such as climate change and invasive species. As a result, 58% of Australia’s currently listed 132

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The Christmas Bird Count is a hundred year old tradition taking place every year between December 14 and January 5 in over 2,000 locations across North and Latin America and the Caribbean. Despite bad weather, it has become tradition for families to grab their binoculars and go with their friends

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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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A little brown bug that smells like dirty socks or like a skunk’s spray is invading northeastern US homes and eating their way through millions of dollars worth of agricultural crops. Really, and it’s not just a Hallowe’en legend, according to EzineMark.com. The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, originally from Asia,

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Soon after scientists found that zooplankton in Lake Michigan were forming a seasonal bloom that gave small fish plenty to eat, the bloom started to be replaced with a dead zone devoid of oxygen. The culprit turned out to be the quagga mussel, an invasive species which is consuming five

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