Posts Tagged ‘conservation’

Five creatures that want us to fight climate change

Five creatures that want us to fight climate change WWF OCTOBER 24, 2018 Wildlife in Canada are in trouble, and climate change is making matters worse. These five species-at-risk – including a rabbit-like creature the weight of a baseball that climbs mountains and a beach-loving shorebird – are vulnerable to the changing climate, and stand…

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Nature can save us

Nature can save us MEGAN LESLIE OCTOBER 23, 2018 It’s a lucky day when herpers spot a Blanding’s turtle basking in the sun. These birders for the reptile set are thrilled when they catch a glimpse of this turtle’s yellow throat, high-domed shell and perpetual happy smile. But sadly, some populations in Canada are threatened…

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Flocking together for conservation

Brighton Wetland Red-winged blackbird, Brighton Wetland, Eastern Lake Ontario Coast, ON (Photo by David Coulson) On the shores of Presqu’ile Bay, in the picturesque town of Brighton, are 2.5 kilometres of undeveloped Lake Ontario shoreline and 231 acres (94 hectares) of coastal wetland habitat. Known as the Brighton Wetland, this special natural gem is one…

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31 hectares of land purchased to protect rare songbird

The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, July 25, 2018 1:12PM EDT  NAPANEE, Ont. — The Nature Conservancy of Canada says it’s expanding a conservation area in eastern Ontario to help protect an endangered songbird rarer than the panda. The non-profit conservation group has purchased 31 hectares of key eastern loggerhead shrike habitat north of Napanee, Ont.…

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What is Bumble Bee Watch?

Download the iPhone App Bumble Bee Watch Bumble Bee Watch is a collaborative effort to track and conserve North America’s bumble bees. This citizen science project allows for individuals to: Upload photos of bumble bees to start a virtual bumble bee collection; Identify the bumble bees in your photos and have your identifications verified by…

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Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas BioBlitz!

Contribute to conservation and win prizes on May 19–21, May 25–27 and June 16–18 Last spring, Ontario Nature launched a new app for reporting sightings to the Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas and held a very successful digital BioBlitz. Our volunteer citizen scientists submitted more than 24,000 sightings through the atlas app and spreadsheets. This…

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Piping Plover 2018 Call for Volunteer Guardians

My name is Allison Slater. I am the Piping Plover Biologist and Volunteer Coordinator for Ontario Parks Southeast Zone. We have started to see the arrival of Piping Plovers at Darlington and Presqu’ile Provincial Parks and are hopeful to spot them at nearby beaches in the coming weeks. I am currently looking for conservation enthusiasts…

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Turtle rescuers ANYWHERE IN ONTARIO

Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre Turtle rescuers ANYWHERE IN ONTARIO: What to do if you find an injured and/or deceased turtle: if you are able and it is safe to do so, please pick up the turtle, note the exact location and call the Centre at 705-741-5000 right away. BE PREPARED! Have a bin (with drilled…

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Hazel Bird Day

Join the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) for our inaugural Hazel Bird Day on the Rice Lake Plains Saturday, May 12, 2018 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hazel Bird Nature Reserve 4639 Robson Rd, Baltimore, Hamilton Township Click here to sign up Come and celebrate birds, conservation and the people who make NCC’s work possible.…

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The Government of Canada hits a home run for biodiversity conservation

Now, the Government of Ontario needs to step up to the plate Wolf Lake © Ryan Mariotti Ontario, February 27, 2018 – A partnership of Indigenous and environmental groups commended the Canadian government for tabling the best federal budget for biodiversity conservation in decades. The budget creates hope that Canada will meet its commitment to…

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