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May 2010

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Action Alert!
Take the Pledge to Protect Biodiversity
The United Nations declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity. It is a year to celebrate, understand, appreciate and integrate biodiversity into our lives. There are 5 important steps you can take towards protecting biodiversity.
Read the pledge then add your name!

Explore Nature at Parks and Historic Sites
The My Parks Pass program is distributing free passes to grade 8 students this month for national parks and national historic sites. Nature Canada is working with Parks Canada and the Historica-Dominion Institute to create these opportunities for youth to experience nature first-hand.
Explore My Parks Pass

Hope for Biodiversity in the Americas
Bird species are getting a helping hand from an international program that connects vital habitats here in Canada with other sites across the Western Hemisphere. For the first time, BirdLife International has published a comprehensive directory of Important Bird Areas across the Americas, providing a roadmap for conservation.
Protecting biodiversity hotspots

MORE: Ian blogs from the launch event

At-Risk Species Confirmed in Canada
The outlook for Canadian species is not good. The list of species at risk has grown to 602, and the status of many previously assessed species has been confirmed by scientists and is not improving.
Who is still in danger?

World Leaders Fail to Meet Biodiversity Targets
A new study has found that governments around the world have failed to meet their commitments to reduce the global rate of biodiversity loss. Instead, there have been alarming declines in biodiversity since the targets were put in place.
Does Canada’s strategy measure up?

National Parks News Round-Up
Wondering what’s been happening in Canada’s newest national parks? As we head into the summer season, see what the government’s doing to protect some of our greatest wild spaces and the projects that Nature Canada is keeping an eye on.
Protected Areas on the horizon

Photo of the Month
Clear blue skies and birdsong have our thoughts turning from spring to summer. We can't think of a more beautiful colour to capture the season!
May Photo of the Month

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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