Far North Report
Bird Conservation in Cree Homelands
Nature Canada’s Ted Cheskey travels to the coast of Hudson Bay to talk about bird conservation with local Cree Chiefs. With 17 Important Bird Areas near or within Cree homelands, Ted speaks to an audience that plays a critical role in the conservation of hundreds of thousands of migratory birds and their habitats. His trip reveals a shared desire to protect the birds of Ontario’s North.
On Common Ground: Protecting Birds in Ontario’s North
Bringing Hope to Haiti
Mara Kerry, Nature Canada’s director of conservation, shares photos and video from Formon, Haiti where we are working with local groups to conserve forest habitat for the endangered migratory bird, Bicknell’s Thrush. See photos of a school that’s been rebuilt, a newly built water pump and freshly planted seedlings all part of efforts to protect the forest of Macaya National Park and improve the lives of the people of Formon.
Latest on Our Haiti Project
Birders on Wind Energy
A Nature Canada survey of Ontario birders uncovers their views on wind energy and how this will affect birds – strong opinions surface about where wind turbines should and shouldn’t be placed. The survey comes at a critical time for the future of wind energy in Ontario.
Ontario Birders on Wind Energy
The Deadliest Wind Farm in Canada?
The latest numbers from the Wolfe Island wind plant show a troubling trend of bird deaths among some species already threatened and in decline.
Wind Plant Still Harming Birds
Get Wind Power Right
Wind energy is a clean, abundant, renewable source of energy that can contribute to combating climate change. But poorly placed turbines pose a threat to vulnerable bird populations. Help us tell federal and provincial regulators to enact energy policies that fight climate change while minimizing the dangers to wildlife near Important Bird Areas where birds congregate, migrate and breed.
Read the Petition and Add Your Name!
Nature Canada Joins International Conservation Network
Ian Davidson, Nature Canada’s executive director, joins a unique group on the national conservation scene. He has been named a member of the Canadian Committee of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). As a member, Nature Canada will be working with a diverse group of people to solve globally and nationally important conservation issues.
Read the Story
Update: Suffield National Wildlife Area
The Government of Canada has failed to respond to the recommendations of an environmental assessment after having two years to address the issue. Nature Canada once again urges the government to close the door on any further industrial developments.
Two Years Later: Why is Canada Still Silent?
Injured Birds Find Shelter at Wildlife Centre
Each winter, wildlife rehabilitation centres across the country admit injured birds. Which birds are most likely to be brought in, and what are the most common injuries? Wildlife veterinarian Helene Van Doninck has some answers, including how you can help an injured bird receive care. PLUS: Make sure to watch the video of a barred owl release!
Helping Injured Birds
Photo of the Month
There’s a good chance you’ve come across this shy herbivore on the side of the road, in your backyard or grazing in a park if you live in southern parts of Canada. Posing elegantly for the camera, this mammal reminds us of the beauty of winter!
February Photo of the Month
2010 Photo of the Month Winners
We take a look back over the past year of Photo of the Month winners to bring you a slideshow of the best images from 2010.
Watch the Slideshow
Prepare for the Thaw
Join citizen scientists across the country this spring in IceWatch! When you monitor the freeze and thaw dates of water bodies in northern climates you help us understand more about how ecosystems are affected by climate change.
Download Your IceWatch Form
Call for Resolutions
Nature Canada Members and Affiliates are invited to submit resolutions. Submissions must be received no later than March 26, 2011.
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