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August 2013

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Nature Canada Named One of Canada’s Top Environmental Charities! 
In Charity Intelligence Canada’s most recent report, Nature Canada was applauded for its advocacy work on endangered species and habitat protection.  A focus on education programs and campaigns for species and habitat protection helped Nature Canada secure a top spot in the report. The nomination comes the same week Nature Canada was named by Environment Canada as one of the top environmental groups conducting significant policy research in Canada.
Top environmental charities

Connecting Today’s Young People to Nature
As a grandfather, Richard Yank, Nature Canada’s Board Chair, knows how important it is to connect youth and children to nature. He shares his story of how he became connected to nature and what he’s done to ensure that his grandson and other young people can continue to experience the joys of nature for years to come.
Connecting young people to nature 

Let’s Put Good Things in Good Places
We join Ontario Nature in asking the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources to consider the importance of protecting wildlife  when reviewing applications for energy projects. In our joint letter, we encouraged the Government of Ontario to reject Windlectric Inc.’s application to build a wind energy plant in a globally recognized Important Bird Area on Amherst Island, home to threatened species like the Bobolink. 
Read our letter

Tweet of the Week
Did you know that Chimney Swifts can’t perch like most birds? Or that a House Finch likes to nest in hanging planters? As our summer-long bird trivia segment on CBC Radio One’s In Town and Out comes to a close, we bring you a roundup of Tweet of the Week for your listening pleasure.
Tweet of the Week

Youth Outreach at Lac Deschênes IBA
This summer, Nature Canada’s interns, Stephanie and Alicia, ventured out into our local Important Bird Area — the Lac Deschênes IBA — with groups of children with the goal of introducing them to the area’s unique wildlife and habitat. They did that and more! Crafts, games and scavenger hunts kept the kids engaged and curious about nature at each of the summer camps Stephanie and Alicia attended. 
Youth outreach

Calling All Nature Canada Members!
The Annual General Meeting is your chance to vote for or nominate a candidate to the Nature Canada Board of Directors and to nominate someone for one of our many conservation awards. This year the meeting will be held in Ottawa, Ontario on September 13, 2013. 
Voting, nominating and attending AGM 2013



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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 passion for nature, Nature Canada effects change on issues of national significance, including bird conservation, wilderness protection, species at risk and national parks.

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