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August 2010

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Oil Spill Crisis: Avoiding Disaster in Canada
We must prevent a disaster similar to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico from happening on Canada's shores. Ask the government to take action to ensure that our marine environment is protected from the perils of future oil spills.
Send Your Letter Now!

10 Easy Ways to Help Migrating Birds
Fall migration is in full swing as billions of birds make the annual trip from breeding grounds in Canada to warmer climes in the U.S., Caribbean, Central and South America. Help them on their way and enjoy their visit this season with our tip list.
Help Migrating Birds on Their Journey

Rare Forest Songbird the Focus of International Effort
This rare songbird is getting much needed help from an international alliance of scientists, conservationists and governments across its entire range from Canada to the Caribbean. Find out how Nature Canada is working with partners across the Americas to protect Bicknell's Thrush habitat.
From Canada to the Caribbean: Conserving Bicknell’s Thrush

What Colour is Your BBQ?
Summertime isn't over yet! With a few more great weeks of BBQ weather ahead of us, it's the perfect time to think about greening your grill.
Green Tips for the Grill

Joining Margaret Atwood on the Red Carpet
Nature Canada will be attending the Toronto premiere of Ron Mann's documentary In the Wake of the Flood chronicling last fall's Year of the Flood book tour by Margaret Atwood. Bringing together the worlds of birders, movie celebs and environmentalists, this is one event you won't want to miss.
Nature Canada at Planet in Focus Film Festival

Action Needed to Save Our Vanishing Grasslands
North America's native grasslands are rapidly vanishing, along with some of the continent's most endangered species. We need more protected areas and an end to harmful pesticide use to turn the tide. This is the message we took to an international commission gathering in Mexico this month. 
What do Governments Need to do to Save the Grasslands?

Honour the legacy of a loved one by creating a web page in their memory. Quickly and easily share their story and photos, display messages of remembrance from family and friends and suggest a donation made in their name.
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Photo of the Month
Insects abound in the summertime, and they're showing up in our inbox too! Readers from across the country sent in photos of busy six-legged workers in their neighbourhoods – no summer relaxing for them!
August Photo of the Month


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