17 Reasons to Get You and Your Kids OutsideDid you know Canadians spend about 90 per cent of their time indoors? Let’s make 2017 the year all this changes! We’ve got 17 reasons to spend some serious time outdoors with the little ones in your life! So, start reading then pull out your toque and mitts and head out!
2016 Results: S.T.A.R.T. Muskoka Turtle Program UpdateThe S.T.A.R.T. Muskoka Turtle Program that partners CWF with SCALES Nature Park in the ongoing effort to protect endangered turtle populations in the Muskoka area has had another successful year.
A Backyard Frog Guide for New BrunswickBlossoming frog enthusiasts in New Brunswick will soon have a new tool to help them identify the province’s nine frog and toad species. Aided by a $2,700 grant from the Canadian Wildlife Federation, Nature NB is producing a poster and field guide to introduce beginners of all ages to their amphibious neighbours.
A Bad Deal for the American Eel
CWF is tagging eels to help conserve their Ottawa River population
By Claire Preston
A Garden StreamCascading water enhances a garden and attracts a larger variety of birds. The sound of a gurgling stream is an intoxicating draw to both people and wildlife. It enhances relaxation and helps filter out background noises that invade our lives.
A Helping HandCWF’s Endangered Species Fund is Back for Another Round!
A Hero for Whales
CWF supports critical rescue work in Newfoundland.
A Holiday FeastOffer the Birds in Your Backyard a Seven-Course Meal for the Holidays
A Little Town With a Lot of Heart
By Sarah Coulber
CWF Certifies Entire Community as Wildlife Friendly
A Pollinator’s ParadisePollinators will soon be buzzing in Vancouver parks again thanks to the efforts of a youth organization dedicated to increasing the number of mason bees in their neighbourhood.
A Pond Predicament
In some parts of Canada, wildlife is not dominant in the landscape, especially in large cities which offer many properties surrounded by concrete and busy streets with few rippling rivers and tranquil lakes to be found nearby. But we are no longer restricted to what our property limits and cityscapes offer us in terms of habitat for wildlife. You can have instant habitat at your front door almost as easily as you can get pizza delivery!
A Rocky Future for the Northern Pacific Rattlesnake
With help from CWF, researchers at Thompson University are determining the best way to conserve the species.
A Shift Towards Environmentalism
Pick up any newspaper and you’re likely to come across an environmental story that’s making headlines – usually in a negative way. The recent oil spill in the Gulf coast is an example of an environmental tragedy of such epic proportions that trying to wrap your mind around just what happened is almost too much to bear.
A Soft Spot for the Spiny Softshell Turtle
With only two subpopulations in Canada, habitat for the spiny softshell turtle (Apalone spinifera) is crucial to its survival. However, this reptile has a long must-have list before it moves into its habitat and human impacts can leave it homeless. As it stands, the spiny softshell turtle has been listed as threatened by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) since 1991.
A Taste of Things to ComeDriven by their appetite, some animals will use their ability to think ahead to scout out their next meal.
A Woodland Wonder
Getting a Headcount for the Woodland Turtle Is Harder Than You’d Think.
Acid Rivers to Oceans
It’s your quintessential good-news/bad-news story. The good news? Emission-control legislation enacted in Canada and the U.S. over the last three decades has resulted in significant acid rain declines in this country. The bad? Despite those efforts, much of Atlantic Canada still gets more acid precipitation than local ecosystems can bear.