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People Protecting Birds Across Canada | NEW: Canada’s Coolest School Trip Contest
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Photo of the Month | Quick Poll

Endangered Species

Polar Bear Listed a Species of Special Concern
Thanks in part to thousands of letters sent by Nature Canada supporters, the federal government has listed the Polar Bear as a species of special concern under the Species At Risk Act. But more needs to happen to protect this spectacular species. Find out what we're urging the government to do next.
Next steps for polar bear

Emergency Protection Needed to Save Greater Sage Grouse
Time is running out for the Greater Sage Grouse. Threatened by oil and gas development, this iconic prairie bird is on the verge of extinction in Canada. Nature Canada joins 12 environmental groups in calling on Environment Minister Peter Kent to take emergency measures to protect the critically endangered Sage Grouse.
Emergency Protection Needed

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Wild Spaces

People Protecting Birds Across Canada
Volunteers across the country are channeling their passion for nature by joining the Important Bird Areas Caretaker Network. Caretakers watch over and protect natural spaces that are vitally important for breeding, migrating, staging and wintering birds. Watch one-on-one interviews with Caretakers and find out how you can join the network!
Watch the videos

Do You Have a Favourite Lake, Pond or River?
If so, we'd like you to declare it! Share your love of our treasured waterscapes by joining Canada's first 'Love My Lake' Declaration. Tell us about your favorite water body and why it's so special to you!
Sign the declaration

Living by Water: Winter Edition
Do you live by a lake, river or stream? If so, make sure to protect your investment and the environment with these great tips from our Living by Water Seasonal Guide.
Read the guide

Grasslands Conservation
Did you know birds that live in grasslands in Canada migrate to grasslands in South America each year? To effectively protect these birds, such as the Bobolink, their entire range must be protected. Carla Sbert, Nature Canada’s manager of conservation programs, met with South American farmers and conservationists to talk about the benefits of protecting grasslands in both hemispheres.
More on Grasslands Conservation

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NEW: Canada’s Coolest School Trip Contest
Four days of fun in Banff National Park is up for grabs for a Grade 8/Secondary 2 class. How can your class enter? Submit a video recreating a significant moment related to a national park, historic site or marine conservation area. Contest closes January 8,2012!
Learn more



Give a Green Gift
Not sure what to buy friends and family this holiday season? Helene Van Doninck, wildlife veterinarian and featured Nature Canada blogger, lists her top green presents. Your holiday shopping just got that much easier.
11 Green gifts

Build a Backyard Birdfeeder
Now is the perfect time to set up a feeder in your yard. As the weather gets colder, local and migrating birds need that little bit extra to supplement their diet. We’ve got easy tips to get you started!
Build a birdfeeder

Photo of the Month
For the first time this year, the photo of the month features trees. Not just any trees, but ones that look like they ‘uproot and walk around at night’.
November Photo of the Month

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Thanking Our Donors

Donor Spotlight
Charles Labatiuk was a keen naturalist, photographer, mountaineer and environmental professional. His generous legacy gift supports important bird conservation work and helps young conservationists pursue their dreams. Jodi Joy, Nature Canada’s manager of legacy giving, shares her story of celebrating the life and legacy of the late Charles Labatiuk.
Remembering Charles Labatiuk

Celebrating Nature Canada’s Members and Partners
Were you at our Member Appreciation event in Cambridge, Ontario last month? If you missed it, catch up on what happened from Mark Dorfman, past Chairman and current member of Nature Canada’s Board of Directors.
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