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May 2013

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Nature Canada Urges Panel to Reject Northern Gateway
Nature Canada and BC Nature continue to press the Joint Review Panel to reject the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project on grounds that Enbridge has underestimated the environmental risks of the Project. With final hearings expected to start next month, we continue to work with the University of Victoria Environmental Law Centre to urge for a final rejection of the Project.
Latest on Northern Gateway

International Migratory Bird Day Celebrations
Both at home and abroad Nature Canada celebrated International Migratory Bird Day this month with events in Washington, D.C. and Ottawa-Gatineau’s very own Lac Deschênes Important Bird Area. Ted Cheskey, Manager of Bird Conservation, attended a reception in Washington to highlight ongoing efforts to protect birds across international boundaries. In the Ottawa-Gatineau region Bird Fair drew a sizable crowd of naturalists, businesses, local groups and artisans to a family-friendly day of activities celebrating our migratory birds.
Canadian Ambassador Celebrates Migratory Birds
Ottawa-Gatineau’s Bird Fair

Saving the World’s Birds
Nature Canada welcomes the Birdlife International World Congress to Ottawa next month. With partners in over 110 countries on every continent, BirdLife is shaping the global agenda on species and habitat conservation. One of the key outputs from the Congress will be the launch of the State of World's Birds which will highlight the successes and challenges of conserving the world’s nearly 10,000 bird species.
More on the World Congress

A Voice for Nature
A keen observer of the natural world, Marilyn has spent many years supporting nature conservation through her membership to local naturalist clubs. This month we celebrate her connection to nature and share her passion for nature education.
Marilyn’s story

Tofino Mudflats Designated a Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network Site
Representatives from three levels of government came together this month to announce the designation of Tofino Wah-nah-jus Hilth-hoo-is Mudflats as a WHSRN site. The Mudflats are now part of a network that protects migrating shorebirds as they make their journey up and down the coast of the western hemisphere during their spectacular migration.
Protecting shorebirds

Save Our SARA
Species are at a risk of extinction across Canada, and now the legislation put in place to protect them is at risk too. You can help save the Species At Risk Act before it goes extinct!
Send an SOS

Photo of the Month
Described as a ‘flying success’ by the Ottawa Citizen, Bird Fair drew crowds to Ottawa-Gatineau’s Lac Deschênes Important Bird Area this month despite the cold weather. Thanks to photographers Joshua McCullough and Wahed Mohammed, we have a gallery of photos that capture the excitement of the day.
Bird Fair Photo Gallery




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Lasting Memories

I Love Endangered Species

My Parks Pass Education Guide


BirdLife World Congress


Nature Canada protects and conserves wildlife and habitats in Canada by engaging people and advocating on behalf of nature. With strategies based on sound science and a passion for nature, Nature Canada effects change on issues of national significance, including bird conservation, wilderness protection, endangered species and
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