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November 2010

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Save the Edéhzhíe National Wildlife Area
A recent government decision has opened crucial wildlife habitat in the Northwest Territories to mining and drilling before it is permanently protected as a National Wildlife Area. We must call on the Government of Canada to act immediately to reinstate protection for Edéhzhíe's subsurface lands.
Send Your Letter Now!

Birds Show the Way to Halt Biodiversity Loss
Birds and the information we hold about them can be used to focus and track the efforts needed to stem biodiversity loss, according to a new publication launched by BirdLife International.
Important Bird Areas Help Track Conservation Progress

Looking for the Perfect Holiday Gift?
If you're out of ideas for the nature-lover on your holiday shopping list, check out our eco-conscious gift suggestions. You may also want to add a few of these items to your own wishlist!
Green Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

Celebrating Boreal Conservation
Nature Canada, along with major Canadian environmental groups, awarded Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger and the First Nations of the Pimachiowin Aki Corporation for their efforts to secure UNESCO World Heritage status for 40,000 square kilometres of boreal forest.
Inaugural Environmental Leadership Award Presented

Outgoing Environment Minister Leaves Legacy, Challenges
Jim Prentice resigned as federal Minister of the Environment on November 4. His tenure saw many conservation gains for natural areas across the country, and his departure will leave several challenges for a successor.
Nature Canada Congratulates Prentice

Federal Decision Saves British Columbia Lake
The federal government turned down a proposal for a gold and copper mine at Fish Lake, British Columbia that would have seen the lake being used as a dump for mining waste. The minister called the review panel's report “scathing” and agreed with their assessment that the project was too damaging to approve.
Fish Lake Saved

Species Spotlight: Greater Sage-Grouse
This grasslands bird is in danger of becoming extinct in Canada. Learn more about this species at risk and check out video of their unique courtship dance.
Profile: Meet the Greater Sage-Grouse

Show Love of Nature with Conservation Stamp
A new Youth Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp features winning artwork from the Robert Bateman Get to Know contest. Show your support for wildlife and biodiversity conservation in Canada by adding this stamp-size sticker to your iPod, laptop, binder or any place you like!
See the Winning Stamp Design

Donor Spotlight: Love and Respect for Nature
Charles Labatiuk was a keen naturalist, photographer, mountaineer and environmental professional. In his Will, Charles left a bequest to Nature Canada that will preserve and protect magnificent places like Beaverhill Bird Observatory and other Important Bird Areas
Remembering Charles Labatiuk

Got an Idea to Save the Planet?
The TD Friends of the Environment Foundation helps dedicated individuals and organizations preserve the environment in their communities. Our own youth engagement initiative is supported by the Foundation. Read about other initiatives and find out how to apply for funding for your own project.
Learn more about the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

Photo of the Month
What happens when nature comes to play in your backyard? A great photo! This month's image captures one of Canada's most common mammals.
November Photo of the Month

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