The promise of COP15

The promise of COP15

Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault made big commitments at the international biodiversity conference held in Montreal in December. What does that mean on the ground? Montreal was mostly grey and dry when attendees of COP15, the Conference of the...
A wing and a prayer

A wing and a prayer

The short-eared owl, which is primarily seen in southern Ontario in winter, is struggling amid habitat loss and climate change. Can this threatened species be restored to its former abundance? MIKE CADMAN HAS MADE A CAREER of studying and counting birds. Yet when he...
A blueprint for recovery?

A blueprint for recovery?

The mottled duskywing butterfly was on the verge of disappearing from Ontario. Now, a pioneering reintroduction effort is raising hope that this and other at-risk butterflies can be brought back to life The drive from the Cambridge Butterfly Conservancy to Pinery...