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July 2010

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Plant Your Own Butterfly Garden
The monarch butterfly is a sure sign of summer. Turn your backyard or balcony into a beautiful haven for them with these simple steps.
How to Plant a Monarch-friendly Garden

Conservation Progress Report
We've made real progress recently saving species, protecting sites, conserving habitats and empowering people. Catch up on some of the achievements that your support has made possible.
Conservation Highlights

Oil Spill Update
As the disaster in the Gulf continues to unfold, Nature Canada has provided commentary on which Canadian migratory bird species are most likely to fly into harm's way this fall, and what lessons Canada can take as it considers offshore drilling projects of its own.
Canadian migratory birds face environmental calamity in the Gulf: Expert (Canwest News)
Loon among Canadian birds threatened by Gulf spill (Toronto Star)

PLUS: Good News from the Gulf – Endangered Turtles Rescued

Nature Canada Welcomes New Board Members
The 2010 Annual General Meeting of Nature Canada was held on June 26 in Prince Edward Island. At the meeting, several new and returning Board members were elected and two resolutions were adopted.

Meet Our New Board

Read the Resolutions

Congratulations to This Year's Award Winners!
We are proud to celebrate the achievements of the extraordinary individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to nature conservation this past year. Congratulations to all of our award winners!
2010 Award Winners

Important Bird Areas Recognized by United Nations
For the first time, the UN has included Important Bird Areas in the assessment of its Millennium Development Goals. Protection of these critical sites is an indicator of overall habitat protection for threatened species.
More on the UN Report

Species Spotlight: Pacific Great Blue Heron
This subspecies of the majestic Great Blue Heron is found only along the coastline of B.C. Facing threats to its nesting sites, this bird has recently been assessed as a species of Special Concern in Canada.
Profile: Meet the Pacific Great Blue Heron

Photo of the Month
Not one, but two photos are featured this month, showcasing the balance between strength and delicacy in the natural world.
July Photos of the Month


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