Posts Tagged ‘protect’

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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Freshwater Turtles

The Canadian Wildlife Federation’s Role in Freshwater Turtle Conservation The Canadian Wildlife Federation continues to work with regional partners, community groups, lake associations and individuals to reduce risks to turtles. We continue to carry out on the ground surveys to document at-risk turtle locations and HELP PROTECT their habitat. We have also undertaken an analysis…

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Be Our Guest

Nature defines us as Canadians, from learning to skate on a frozen pond, to going on a canoe trip; the desire to explore the outdoors is ingrained in us. However, this national identity is at risk if we don’t act now to protect these special spaces from disappearing. © Robert Ginsberg Canada endorsed the United…

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What you can do to help Ontario’s troubled native bees

National Pollinator Week celebrates pollinators and raises awareness about how to protect them Summer has arrived, and with it comes the familiar sounds of early morning bird calls, leaves whispering in the wind, and cicadas calling in the treetops. Each week, GreenUP provides a story related to the environment. This week’s story is by Danica…

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5 Reasons Why We Need to Protect Our Greenbelt

There has been a lot of talk about development on the Greenbelt lately and if that doesn’t make you nervous, it should. Destroying the Greenbelt by building new subdivisions on it would be a serious mistake. Here’s why: 1. Housing built on farmland is not the housing we need Independent studies show that people prefer…

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SURVEY

SURVEY Once again, thank you for raising your voice to ban neonics in Canada. Together we can protect the birds, bees and all of Canada’s amazing wildlife. In our daily lives we may not have the good fortune to actually see the majestic Woodland Caribou or the mighty Polar Bear in their natural habitats, but…

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How citizen scientists are helping to protect migratory birds

The quiet Canadian winter is beginning to burst forth into the colourful symphony of spring. Every year, millions of songbirds fly thousands of kilometres from their southern wintering grounds to breed in Canada. Among them is my favourite: the tiny Canada warbler, which to me is like the proverbial canary in a coal mine, but in…

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Native gardening 101

Protect native biodiversity by greening your garden By introducing native plants and some strategic design features to your garden, you can provide patches of natural habitat for many species. A well-designed backyard can offer birds and pollinators like butterflies more living space, feeding opportunities and the safety of cover from predators. By enhancing and restoring…

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Go Wild Community Grants, presented by TELUS

Go Wild Community Grants are designed to connect Canadians with nature where they live, and build on that connection to create enduring change locally so that nature across Canada can thrive now and into the future. WWF-Canada and TELUS are proud to support groups and individuals working to restore habitat, monitor species at risk, protect…

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