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February 2010

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Canada Establishes New National Park
It's time to celebrate! This month, the government of Canada announced its commitment to establish Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve in Labrador. Nature Canada has been working towards the creation of a national park in the Mealy Mountains for more than 15 years, and we couldn't have realized this success without you.
Learn more about Canada's newest national park
PLUS: 3 Important Bird Areas are in the proposed park!

Five Ways to Fight Climate Change – as a Family
Climate change is one of the most urgent issues facing the world today. But you can reduce your household's carbon footprint through simple, everyday actions.  Here are 5 easy-to-accomplish activities you can do with the younger members of your family to help take on climate change.
Reduce Your Family's Carbon Footprint in 5 Easy Steps

Nature's Silver Medalists
We often focus on winners – the highest, fastest, longest or biggest – but what about second place? The runners-up can be just as impressive. As the Olympics draw to a close, we take a look at some of nature's second place record-holders.
Highlighting nature's silver medalists

Watch for the Thaw
Join citizen scientists across the country in IceWatch! When you monitor the freeze and thaw dates of water bodies in northern climates you help us understand more about how ecosystems are affected by climate change.
Get your IceWatch form today

Waiting for Canada's First National Marine Wildlife Area
The Scott Islands Important Bird Area hosts globally significant populations of seabirds and is a national treasure. The islands themselves are protected by ecological reserves and a provincial park, but the surrounding ocean – where seabirds spend 95% of their time – is not yet protected.
IBA focus on Scott Islands

Green Budget Recommendations Highlight Biodiversity, Water, Energy
The Green Budget Coalition has highlighted 3 priority recommendations for the 2010 federal budget in its latest report. The group emphasizes the importance of investments in biodiversity conservation, water resources and renewable energy.
Read the detailed recommendations

Update: The Earthquake in Haiti
Six weeks after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, people are finding refuge in rural areas like communities around Macaya National Park, where Nature Canada and its BirdLife partners are engaged in conservation work within a key area for globally threatened birds. Haiti Audubon Society, Nature Canada and others are finding ways to help the new arrivals, while maintaining the integrity of this biologically diverse area.
More from BirdLife International on Haiti

Photo of the Month
An iconic and industrious mammal reminds us that the end of winter is a busy time! We celebrate Canadian achievements from coast-to-coast-to-coast with our photo of the month.
February Photo of the Month

Call for Nominations: Nature Canada Awards
Nominations are still open for Nature Canada's many awards recognizing passion for and dedication to nature. Help us to recognize the people and organizations that are making a difference in conserving our natural history.
Nominate someone today

Around the Bend
Want to get involved with nature-related events in your area? Check out our calendar to see what's coming up, or submit details for your event.
See our calendar

  

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