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Best Winter Photos | Declare Your Love for Lakes!
Regular Features:
Photo of the Month | Quick Poll

Wild Spaces

Do You Love Lakes, Ponds and Rivers?
If so, we'd like you to declare your love! Share your passion
for our treasured waterscapes by signing Canada's first 'Love My Lake'
Declaration.
Sign the declaration

Tanker Traffic Pushes Marine Birds Aside
Latest on Northern Gateway
It's a veritable invasion - more than 200 tankers would
pass through pristine marine habitat every year if Northern Gateway is
given the go ahead. Millions of marine birds, many of which do not
respond well to being pushed away from their feeding grounds, would be
threatened by increased tanker traffic.
Northern Gateway


New Report: Birds At Risk
A critical stronghold for the planet's bird life, the Boreal
forest is facing pressures from industrial development and climate
change. Birds at Risk: The Importance of Canada's Boreal
Wetlands and Waterways, is a report published by Nature Canada, Boreal
Songbird Initiative and the NRDC that looks at the natural areas in
the Boreal forest that are critical for birds.
Explore the Boreal Forest

quickpoll

Birds


The Rusty Blackbird Needs Our Help
Threatened by a proposed wind energy project, the Rusty Blackbird and
many other endangered species face a bleak future unless Gilead
Power's plans grind to a halt. In our effort to conserve and
protect wildlife and habitat in Ostrander Point, Ontario, we have
submitted comments to the Ministry of the Environment arguing against
such a proposed project.
Read the comments

Protecting Birds Beyond Our Borders
From the southernmost tip of South America to Canada's northern
tundra, migratory birds are the focus of a unique partnership linking
conservation efforts in the western hemisphere. Ian Davidson, Nature
Canada's executive director, sends an update from Washington
D.C., where he meets with international conservation leaders to map
out a path to conserve and restore habitat for migratory birds like
the Red Knot.
Saving Birds Beyond Borders

IBA Caretakers: Meet the Nortons
The Nortons have been visiting Rice Lake Important Bird Area in
Saskatchewan for over forty years. Recently, they joined the Important
Bird Area Caretaker Network. As volunteers, they watch over and
protect wildlife and habitat, sharing their knowledge with members of
the community.
IBA Caretakers

Best Winter Photos
You loved our best bird photos, so why not check out our top picks for
winter nature photography from our Flickr Group!
A winter wonderland

Contests

Hug A Tree Contest Winners
Congratulations to the winners of Nature Canada's Hug A Tree
Contest! We received hundreds of awesome tree-themed photos, and
now's our chance to share the top ten.
Watch the slideshow

Have You Voted Yet?
Want to help send a deserving Grade 8/Secondary II class on a trip to
Banff National Park? Check out Canada's Coolest School Trip
contest video gallery to watch the incredible student-made videos about Canadian national
parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas. Sign up to vote
for your favourite before March 5 , then stay tuned to find out who
the winning class is!
Vote now

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Community


Donor Spotlight
William Kellet is a naturalist, paddler, gardener, and supporter of
Nature Canada. His generous and thoughtful gift of life insurance will
connect people with wildlife and wild places for generations to come.
Jodi Joy, Nature Canada's manager of legacy giving, shares her
story of Bill's special connection with nature.
Taking Action for Nature

Photo of the Month
Another gem from our Flickr Group, this photo reminds us that winter
isn't over yet!
February Photo of the Month

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Announcements

Call for Award Nominations
Nominations are now open for the Douglas H. Pimlott Award, Affiliate Award, Charles Labatiuk Scholarship Award, and Charles Labatiuk Volunteer Award. Nominations for the Labatiuk awards must be received by March 31, 2012.
Nominate someone today!

Call for Board Nominations
Nature Canada is calling on its members to nominate candidates for election to the Board. Nominations must be received prior to March 31, 2012.
Nominate a candidate

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