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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...
October 21, 2016 | Canadian Geographic | Published News | Sabrina Doyle
The boreal forest covers more than half of Canada's landmass and is a major contributor to the country's economy. When people think of Canada, the forest and the iconic wildlife it supports are...
October 21, 2016 | DeSmog Canada | Published News | Sarah Cox
Talk about the government fox guarding the hen house. BC Hydro has applied to the provincial government for a new license that will allow it to demolish Peace Valley protected old-growth forest,...
October 13, 2016 | Minnesota Star Tribune | Published News | Lisa Meyers McClintick
Like the movement of a school of fish, a flock of blackbirds flew in waves above bronzed fields as sunset neared. An open window let in the squawky honks of Canada geese flying in Vs over trees....
October 8, 2016 | Ottawa Citizen | Op-ed | Joe Clark and Stephen Kakfwi
Canada’s shameful treatment of Indigenous people was rooted in a double abuse, of both their personal lives and their sustaining values. Now, some of the most significant reforms are being driven...
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...

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