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October 2013

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We’re pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Nature Canada Awards. This year’s award winners are truly inspiring people and organizations who have shown a passionate commitment to conserving our natural heritage.
2013 Nature Canada Award Winners

Protecting native grasslands
With grassland bird populations in steep decline, action to protect and preserve Canada’s native grasslands is urgently needed. Ian Davidson, Nature Canada’s Executive Director, shares his vision for uniting conservationists, ranchers and governments to save Canada’s native grasslands.
Grasshuggers unite!

Visit Newfoundland and Labrador with Adventure Canada
As part of its upcoming 75th anniversary celebrations, Nature Canada is excited to announce a travel partnership with Adventure Canada. Join Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson, honorary co-chairs of BirdLife International’s Rare Bird Club, on Adventure Canada’s summer 2014 expedition cruise to Newfoundland and Wild Labrador (June 29-July 12) and support of the work of Nature Canada and Birdlife International!
Join the cruise

Canada’s Coolest School Trip Contest launched
Nature Canada is proud to announce the launch of My Parks Pass’ Canada’s Coolest School Trip Contest. Grade 8 and secondary 2 classes can enter to win a free trip to a national park and historic site on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. To enter the contest, classes must submit a video on why a Parks Canada site is important to Canadians.
Contest details

Birding 2.0
For the tech-savvy birder, eBird offers the best of both worlds: a free place to store valuable birding data and the opportunity to share insights with an international birding community. Learn more about the online tools that can help you make the most of your bird sightings. 

Canada World Youth comes to Nature Canada
We have had the pleasure of working with two volunteers from the Canada World Youth, Youth Leaders in Action program since the beginning of October. With just a few weeks left in their work placement, Fannie and David share some of their most memorable moments at Nature Canada in guest blog posts on the Nature Canada blog.
Read David's posts

Read Fannie's posts

Species Spotlight: monarch butterfly
Did you know that monarch butterflies gather in large numbers on the shorelines of Ontario’s great lakes during the migratory season? From surprising facts to tips on how to plant your own monarch butterfly garden, take an in-depth look at one of the most charismatic insects found in the Lac Deschênes IBA.
Species spotlight: monarch butterfly



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