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June 2010

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Oil Spill Disaster
The developing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is the worst environmental disaster that America has ever seen. The damaged oil rig has so far spilled more than four times as much oil as the Exxon Valdez. Could the same thing happen in Canada?
The BP oil spill: Coming soon to Canada?

PLUS: Canada's Birds Fall Victim to Gulf Oil Spill

An SOS for Canada's National Parks

The desert grasslands of the South Okanagan-Similkameen Valley are home to over one-third of British Columbia's species at risk, including the bighorn sheep. Write your letter today to establish a national park that protects Canada's "Pocket Desert"!
Send your letter now

Good News for Marine Biodiversity
The "Galapagos of the North", a unique marine ecosystem off the B.C. coast, has become Canada's first officially designated National Marine Conservation Area! This stunning marine environment is home to humpback whales, Rhinoceros Auklets, salmon, bald eagles and much more wildlife.
Gwaii Haanas marine conservation area established

Birds, Bats Being Devastated by Wind Farm Development
The wind farm on Wolfe Island, near Kingston, Ontario, is having a shocking impact on wildlife in the area. Manager of Bird Conservation Programs, Ted Cheskey speaks out about the development and its kill rate of birds and bats.
Read the full story

PLUS: More background about the Wolfe Island study on our blog

Celebrate Summer with an eCard!
Share iconic nature images with your friends and family to celebrate Canada Day -- or wish your American friends a happy Independence Day! Personalize your message any way you like.
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Living By Water: Summer Edition
Cottage season is well underway, and for many that means spending time by the water. If you have waterfront property, protect your investment and the environment. Follow these helpful maintenance tips.
Read the guide

Donor Spotlight: A Legacy for Nature
Mary Gilliland, a former board member and President of Nature Canada, was an active naturalist. We were saddened by her passing this April, but through a bequest in her Will, Mary has provided a legacy that will protect the animals and wildlands she cared so much about.
"I'll keep on helping."

Photo of the Month
A beautiful array of marine life takes centre stage this month as we celebrate our abundant water resources and the biodiversity they hold.
June Photo of the Month


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