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October 2011

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Boreal Woodland Caribou Need Your Help!
The Boreal Woodland Caribou is losing its habitat to industrial activity, making some herds critically endangered and the rest under intense pressure. The government's recently released recovery strategy is far too weak – but you can have a say. Send a letter to Environment Minister Peter Kent demanding a better strategy to save the boreal woodland caribou!
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New Report on Canada’s Boreal Wetlands and Waterways
Billions of birds and other wildlife depend on the Boreal forest for habitat and food. But increasing pressure from industry and climate change threatens to degrade and fragment this freshwater haven.  A report co-authored by Nature Canada urges action now to protect the last remaining intact forest ecosystem left on earth.
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Sable Island: Canada’s Newest National Park
This wind-swept, fragile ecosystem off the coast of Nova Scotia joins Canada’s National Park System – and we’re celebrating! This is good news for migratory birds like the endangered Roseate Tern that call the island – a globally recognized Important Bird Area – home during fall and spring migrations. This designation means vastly improved protections and a renewed commitment to monitoring.
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Northern Gateway Project: An Update
Just one oil spill is all it takes to cause catastrophic and irreversible damage to wildlife, birds, marine ecosystems and coastal communities. That’s why a record number of people -- more than 4,000 -- have lined up to speak out about Enbridge’s plans to transport oil from the tar sands to the port of Kitimat, British Columbia. 
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Hug A Tree – Win Great Prizes!
We have received awesome entries to our Hug-a-Tree contest. Make sure to check them out and send your photos that show your love of trees! The contest closes January 8 so there's still a lot of time to send us your photos. Thanks to everyone who has entered so far!
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Empower Youth as Nature Ambassadors
Want to help Nature Canada and Students on Ice provide a life-changing opportunity for Canadian youth? Show your support by voting for our project in the Aviva Community Fund competition and you could help empower young people to be community leaders for nature.
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The Big Year Movie Reviews
We’ve collected movie reviews on the most hotly anticipated movie in the birding community this year. You’ll hear from bird bloggers, tweeting birders, and Nature Canada staff on what made the movie a hit or a flop.
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Great Winged Migrations
They navigate oceans, crisscross continents, and overcome unimaginable hurdles as part of their biannual migrations. To honour the birds and bats that take this journey, we have profiled some of the winged world’s longest-distance migrants.
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Quiet Heroes for Nature
The Hatherly family spent many years appreciating the wild spaces in their native Nova Scotia, getting to know local wildlife. Their love for nature is now a lasting legacy, with a generous gift in their will ensuring the nature they cherished will be protected forever.
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Make a Fall Craft
For those crafty people out there, we have tips on how to make the most of nature’s beautiful fall colours. Learn how to make apple stamps and squash bowling pins!
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October Photo of the Month
These two ground dwellers are caught in a moment of spirited action as they stock up on food for the long winter months.
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