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September 20, 2016 | Huffington Post | Published News | Jeff Wells
A new report released by the Partners In Flight coalition contains a shocking statistic -- there are a billion and a half fewer birds now on the North American continent then there was in 1970. That...
September 16, 2016 | Globe and Mail | Published News | Eric Andrew-Gee
North America has more than a billion fewer birds than it did 40 years ago, with the snowy owl and the chimney swift just two of the better-known species in dramatic decline across the continent, a...
September 8, 2016 | Newsweek | Published News | Douglas Main
In the past 20 years, humans have destroyed 10 percent of the world’s wilderness, an area that’s more than twice the size of Alaska.It’s the first quantitative measure of the world’s wilderness and...
August 24, 2016 | Globe and Mail | Op-ed | Jeff Wells
Many people know the tragic story of the Passenger Pigeon – a species that once numbered in the billions and darkened the skies on its migrations. That was before massive overharvesting finally...
August 10, 2016 | Canadian Geographic | Published News | Alexandra Pope
Over the next few weeks, some three to five billion birds will begin their annual migration south from their nesting grounds in the boreal forest to their winter homes in southern Canada, the United...
August 8, 2016 | CBC News | Published News | Bob Weber
Scientists had been following it for days — a whimbrel from Canada's boreal forest outfitted with a high-tech satellite transceiver and on its migration from the northern woods to South America.The...
August 8, 2016 | St. John's Telegram | Published News | Barb Sweet
A new report emphasizing the need to protect boreal forests notes the high-flying lifestyles of some Newfoundland and Labrador birds.The Wilson’s warbler, for example, was tracked using DNA analysis...
July 15, 2016 | Washington Post | Published News | Chris Mooney
In an ambitious study that represents the latest merger between big data approaches and the quest to conserve the planet, scientists have found that across a majority of the Earth’s land surface —...
July 5, 2016 | CTV News | Published News | Bob Weber
Research based on satellite imagery shows that almost all industrial activity in Canada's intact forests is occurring on the home ranges of endangered species.A report released Tuesday by Global...
June 11, 2016 | The Guardian | Published News | John Vidal
Aristotle thought the mysterious silver eel emerged from the earth fully formed. The young Sigmund Freud could not understand how it reproduced, and modern biologists puzzled for years over whether...

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