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March 18, 2017 | Winnipeg Free Press | Published News | Martin Zeilig
The boreal forest is essentially North America’s bird nursery — it sustains billions of migratory birds and countless other wildlife.Protecting that critical habitat is the mission of the Boreal...
March 11, 2017 | CBC News | Published News | Bob Weber
Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is supporting a greater role for First Nations in creating new protected areas and managing the ones Canada already has.Speaking Friday at a parks...
March 10, 2017 | VICE News | Published News | Jeremy Klaszus
“We believe true reconciliation happens on the land.”When Canada created its national parks system beginning in 1885, it forced out Indigenous peoples in the name of conservation and tourism.'Now...
March 5, 2017 | CBC News | Published News | Bob Weber
Giving Indigenous people a greater say in the operation of national parks and the creation of new protected areas is on the agenda at a major conference in Alberta this week.First Nations leaders...
February 2, 2017 | Canadian Geographic | Published News | Alexandra Pope
As one of the largest and last intact wildernesses on Earth, Canada's boreal forest provides crucial habitat for millions of species, supports a thriving resource industry and, according to a new...
January 25, 2017 | CBC News | Published News | Mitch Wile
An American non-profit organization is partnering with several Canadian Indigenous communities — including Lutselk'e, N.W.T. — to record and document songbirds in their respective territories.  The...
December 7, 2016 | Timmins Daily Press | Published News | Alan S. Hale
The Mushkegowuk Climate Summit kicked off its first day in Timmins on Wednesday with hundreds of delegates crowding into the ballroom at the Ramada Inn to talk about how climate change affects the...
November 26, 2016 | Victoria Times Colonist | Op-ed | David M. Bird
A seemingly disgrunted (but likely tongue-in-cheek) reader argues that due democratic process was not adhered to in nominating the gray jay to be Canada’s national bird (“Choice of gray jay an utter...
November 18, 2016 | Global News | Published News | Bruce Cheadle
Smart, hardy and friendly – the Royal Canadian Geographic Society says its choice for Canada’s national bird epitomizes the best of the country’s national traits.The gray jay, also known as the...
November 11, 2016 | Huffington Post | Op-ed | Jeff Wells
Ask any American what their national bird is and they'll be sure to tell you it's the Bald Eagle. Ask a Canadian the same question and they're likely to shift the conversation to the weather or last...

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