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June 2012

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The State of Canada’s Birds
Thanks to strong conservation efforts, such as the 1970s ban on pesticides, some birds are doing well. But others are not – in fact, they’re experiencing population declines. Which birds are healthy and thriving and which are not? 
Read the report
PLUS: How are Amazonian birds doing? Not too well, according to BirdLife International’s latest report.

“Motherload” Migration
Last month, Charlie McPherson hit the birding jackpot. During one of his recent site visits, he observed thousands of migrating birds at this Manitoba birding hotspot and Important Bird Area.
What Charlie Saw


Keep Your Voices Strong!
Thanks to you and thousands of like-minded citizens, the Black Out Speak Out campaign was a success. Your voices were heard loud and clear – on social media, on the web, and in the tens of thousands of letters to Members of Parliament. Keep it up!
Keep Speaking Out

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Help Put a Face On Canada’s Lakes
How you can make the most of the small change in your pocket? Put it toward a good cause by donating it to help protect Canada's water bodies. Check out our Small Change Fund project and help put a face on our lakes!
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We are proud to announce the winners of the My Parks Pass Ultimate Family Adventure Contest. Among these winners  are included five lucky recipients of VIA Rail passes and family access to Parks Canada's national parks and historic sites. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Contest winners


A Forest of Peace
A deep love for nature led Penelope Potter to plant thousands of trees on her 75 acre property in Essex County. A physician by training, Penelope understands the connection between the health of the land, water and air and the health of its inhabitants – be they two-legged, four-legged or winged!
Penelope’s nature legacy

Call for Nominations
Nominations are now open for Nature Canada’s 2012 Conservation Awards. Nature Canada is also calling on its members to nominate candidates for election to the Board of Directors.
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Nominate a candidate to the Board of Directors

Photo of the Month
Bright red plumage makes this month’s winner a real eye-catcher.
June Photo of the Month

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