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The Nature Nation - Nature Canada's Monthly eNewsletter

October 2008

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Tell Canada's Prime Minister: Don't Forget the Environment
Canadians elected Prime Minister Stephen Harper to a second minority government on October 14. Now, as the Prime Minister sets his agenda for the future, help ensure that the environment is not forgotten!  Send a letter urging the Prime Minister to make the environment a top priority of his Government.
Dear Prime Minister: Remember the Environment

Look Who's Coming to Town!
Millions of birds are on the move, making their way from Canada to wintering grounds in the U.S., Central and South America. Make your yard a welcome stopover for the birds as they pass through your neighbourhood! 
10 Ways to Welcome Migrating Birds

PLUS: Not all migrants leave Canada! For the arctic-dwelling snow bunting and Lapland longspur, the southern reaches of Canada are far enough! Learn more about these harbingers of winter

Will Suffield Wildlife Area be Saved?
Hearings into the fate of the Suffield National Wildlife Area are underway in Calgary, and Nature Canada is providing updates on our blog.
Find out what’s happening.

PLUS: Check out this video to see the beautiful landscapes and endangered species of Suffield National Wildlife Area.

Nature Canada President Leaves “Dream Job”, Plans to Step Down
ulie Gelfand will be stepping down as Nature Canada’s President after sixteen years of service with the organization. Julie’s years with Nature Canada were, in her words, “a dream come true.”
Read Julie’s farewell message to Nature Canada supporters.

Photo of the Month
We know what you’re going to say: an insect is the Photo of the Month for the third month in a row!? But it's Halloween, so how could we choose any differently? Take a look to see what we mean.
October Photo of the Month

A Gift to the Birds of Last Mountain Lake
Long-time Nature Canada supporters Stuart and Mary Houston made a gift of stock so that monitoring and education activities at the Last Mountain Bird Observatory in Saskatchewan could continue. Over 280 species of birds, including the endangered Whooping Crane, stand to benefit from the Houston's generosity.
Gift Boosts Important Bird Research

Heron Nests Destroyed, Forestry Giant Pleads Guilty
J.D. Irving violated the Migratory Bird Convention Act when it destroyed several Great Blue Heron nests in the summer of 2006. Now, find out what the judged ordered Irving to do, and read reaction to the verdict.
Charges Upheld, Irving Pleads Guilty


Around the Bend
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