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June 2011

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10 Fun Family Activities at National Parks & Historic Sites

Make the most of your summer holiday – plan a trip to a national park or historic site! Go for a swim, grab a bite to eat, or dig deeper into Canada’s history – we have your guide to easy, family-friendly activities at Canada’s national parks and historic sites. If your family includes a Grade 8 student, flash their My Parks Pass for an instant family or group discount!
Start Your Adventure

Help Protect Canada’s Pocket Desert
The South Okanagan-Similkameen Valley is home to 1/3 of British Columbia’s endangered species, including the Bighorn Sheep and Burrowing Owl, and it’s one of the most endangered habitats in the country. Help protect Canada's only desert ecosystem – ask the Canadian Government to create a National Park in the South Okanagan-Similkameen Valley.
Send Your Letter Today!

Interactive Map of Canada’s Forests
Since Canada is home to 10% of the world’s forests – forests cover half the Canadian landscape – Canadians have a key role to play in the global effort to conserve and sustainably manage forests. Discover the places where Nature Canada is engaged during 2011 Year of Forests – click on 6 forest ecozones to learn about each ecosystem’s unique features on this interactive map.
Interactive Forest Map


Endangered Species Threatened by Wind Energy Plant

Blanding’s Turtle, the Whip-poor-will, and hundreds of migratory birds are threatened by a proposed wind energy plant in Ostrander Point, Prince Edward County. To develop and operate the wind farm, Gilead Power Corporation has asked for a permit under Ontario’s Endangered Species Act which would allow the company “to kill, harm and harass” these endangered species and destroy their habitat. Nature Canada has joined with local partners to oppose the permit, and the project. Our message: Let’s put good things in good places.
Latest on Wind Energy in Ostrander Point

Unique Birding Agreement Signed  Between Nature Canada, Province of Manitoba and Israel
Nature Canada added its signature to a birding and guiding memorandum signed by the Province of Manitoba and our BirdLife International partner, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI). The agreement represents a commitment to promote birding, ecotourism, and the protection of birds and their habitat in Canada and the Middle East.
Protecting the World’s Birds

New International Birding Trail Unveiled at Nature Canada AGM!


Celebrating Canada’s Nature Conservation Leaders

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2011 Nature Canada Nature Conservation Awards! Through their hard work and dedication, these conservation heroes have made a significant difference to Canadian nature conservation in their own special way. 
Read about their contributions

6 Hot Home Tips to Cool Summer Living
Feeling the heat? As temperatures rise in most parts of the country, it’s essential to find ways to cool off and beat the heat indoors. We have your guide to staying cool at home with six nature-friendly, energy-conscious tips.
Stay Cool this Summer

June Photo of the Month
What carries its home and leaves a sticky trail? You don’t need to run to catch up to this month’s winner!
June Photo of the Month

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Federal Budget 2011

The Green Budget Coalition (GBC) - comprising 20 of Canada's leading environmental and conservation organizations – assessed the 2011 federal budget for its progress on the GBC’s 2011 budget priorities.  The budget has made progress on a number of the GBC's priorities, including reducing subsidies to the oil sands and providing funding for Mealy Mountains National Park.
GBC’s 2011 Budget Priorities



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