Big, bold and impactful

Big, bold and impactful

Responding to the urgent crises of rapid biodiversity loss and climate change, Nature Conservancy of Canada is expanding the pace, scale and scope of its work Put a map of Ontario on the wall, throw a dart at its geographical centre, and if your aim is true, that dart...
Animal crossing

Animal crossing

In the summer of 2021, an ambitious wildlife crossing system broke ground in B.C. on a deadly stretch of highway just west of the Alberta border. Here’s how it happened CLAYTON LAMB DOESN’T KNOW exactly how “Fran” died. A wildlife scientist, he’s seen grizzly...
Call of the wild

Call of the wild

Bird calls and songs are giving scientists new insights into avian behaviour and population patterns. How researchers are gathering information for the third Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas by listening “OH.” A single sharp note of a birdsong stops Mike Cadman...
Birds without borders

Birds without borders

Canada provides crucial breeding habitat to millions of migratory birds every year. Thanks to new methods of tracking and counting, we are learning more and more about their extraordinary lives — and the many challenges they face here and abroad THE STORY OF BIRDS IN...
Everybody counts

Everybody counts

In this new era of citizen science, the public is playing a crucial role in tracking species and helping to conserve our natural heritage “IS THAT A TREE SPARROW? Yeah, I think I’ve got a tree sparrow.” “Back up in those weeds?” “Yeah.” “There’s at least two...