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September 2013

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Critical first step taken toward saving our Greater Sage-Grouse
Last week the federal government announced its intent to introduce an Emergency Protection Order to help save the prairie’s iconic Greater Sage-Grouse. We warmly welcome this news! After years of pushing for stronger protections for the Greater Sage-Grouse, we see this as a very positive development and thank our members and supporters for making this important victory happen.
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Voices of Nature
We would like to thank all our donors, members and supporters for making 2012-2013 a spectacular year of victories for nature. From safeguarding significant wildlife areas to raising our voices to protect endangered and at-risk species, together we are taking action to protect wilderness and wildlife, and preserve nature for future generations.
Voices of Nature: Annual Report 2012-2013

Fall Bioblitz
Amazing! Over 200 nature lovers took part in Nature Canada’s first ever Bioblitz this month in the Lac Deschênes- Ottawa River Important Bird Area. An incredible 295 species in total were identified over a 24-hour period, including at least three endangered species. Ottawa and Gatineau residents – many of them families with children – joined local wildlife experts and Nature Canada staff on guided walks aimed at connecting people with nature and identifying and cataloguing species. The results exceeded everyone’s expectation and made for a fun and immersive experience in nature.
Fall Bioblitz

Migratory birds need your help
Last week 7,500 songbirds died after a gas flaring incident at a plant in Saint John’s, New Brunswick, a sad reminder of the impact human activity can have on wildlife and habitat. Read the full story and find out how you can help birds during their fall migration by following a few easy tips.
Help migratory birds

Nature Canada co-sponsors book launch at IBA
We were pleased to co-sponsor the launch of Canadian author Carolyn Balderston Parry's latest book, The Heron Spirals: A Commonplace Book. Balderston Parry's book, which focuses on the healing and inspirational powers of birds and nature, was launched at the Britannia Yacht Club, right inside the Lac Deschenes - Ottawa River IBA. The Great Blue Heron, a species regularly spotted in the IBA, features prominently in the book.
Excerpts from The Heron Spirals

Meet the Caretakers of Active Pass IBA
Located in a busy marine channel, this Important Bird Area is inadvertently visited by an estimated 100,00 people every year. Michael and Mike, co-Caretakers of the IBA, share their love for birding and their connection to the IBA through an interview with a past Nature Canada intern.
Active Pass IBA Caretakers



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