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 Helping HandCWF’s Endangered Species Fund is Back for Another Round!
A Hero for Whales
CWF supports critical rescue work in Newfoundland.
A Man Among BeesWhen it comes to protecting pollinators, Cory Sheffield, researcher and curator at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, has, yes, a bee in his bonnet
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 Woodland Wonder
Getting a Headcount for the Woodland Turtle Is Harder Than You’d Think.
An Update on Canada’s BatsWhere our Bats Stand on the SARA List Today
Backing the Burrowing Owl
CWF funding is working towards helping the world’s smallest owl bounce back in Canada.
Beyond White-nose SyndromeWhile we wait for a cure, we need to tackle the other threats facing our bats
Bumblebees in a BindPollinators have been battling habitat loss and pesticides for some time now, but it turns out bumblebees may be facing the greatest threat of all
Copy of Here Toad-day, Gone TomorrowHow CWF Is Working to Change the Fate of the Great Basin Spade Foot Toad and Western Toad
Doing Right by the Right WhaleCWF meets with DFO to resolve right whale entanglement issues.
Eel UpdateStill a Bad Deal for the American Eel
Endangered Species: Wildlife Needs Your Help
As a national wildlife conservation organization, the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s overarching objective is to prevent more of Canada’s fish, wildlife and plant species from being at risk. For the 585 species already at some degree of risk in Canada, we aim to reverse the threatening conditions that have lead to their decline.
Family Planning — Climate currents, caplin and kittiwakes
For the black-legged kittiwakes nesting on the steep rocky cliffs around Witless Bay, N.L., a global-scale shift in the atmosphere is personal: Their family planning depends on it. Canadian Wildlife Service scientists have found that the success of kittiwake reproduction depends in large part on the North Atlantic Oscillation — the massive circulation pattern that rules much of the climate of the North Atlantic Ocean. It’s a worrisome find, since climate experts predict climate change will throw the oscillation out of whack.
Fighting for Fowler’s Toad
As this toad’s numbers decline, researchers’ resolve to save the species is ramping up..
White-nose syndrome is sweeping across North America and causing havoc amongst our bats
By Stephanie Poff
Frog Calls to ActionHow CWF is helping the Western Chorus Frog
Give a Hoot for the Burrowing OwlThis little owl needs your help. Read on to find out what you can do!
Give a Turtle a HandEight Ways You Can Help Turtles this Summer
Help Give Bats a Place to Call HomeBats in Canada are in big trouble and they need our help now
Here Toad-day, Gone TomorrowHow CWF Is Working to Change the Fate of the Great Basin Spade Foot Toad and Western Toad
Lagging BehindLet’s put the Ontario Endangered Species Act into Action!
Leading the Way Against LeadHelene Van Doninck, a veterinarian in Nova Scotia, is helping hunters and anglers understand the toxic effects of their gear
Listen Up!The latest in whale conservation? Hearing them out.
Local Hero: Birds and Beans coffee shopAt the Birds and Beans coffee shop, you’ll get a morning eye-opener — and wake-up call for songbird conservation
Losing Our Natural LegacyWhat Happens When a Species Goes Extinct?
Making Waves to Protect the Right Whale
This past November, researchers embarked on a unique whale research expedition in the Gulf of Maine, with support from the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) and TD Bank.
Malicious or Misunderstood?Debunking Myths about the Wolverine
Marine Mammal ResponseWhat would you do if you came across a stranded sea lion on a beach? We can help you sort through a sticky situation.
Marine Protection Under SARACWF is Hard at Work Trying to Make SARA Stronger
Meet EllyHelping the American Eel
Monarch Generations FollowedWe’ve Finally Tracked Down These Elusive Butterflies
Not Tonight, DeerWith increases in clashes between humans and deer, one B.C. town wants to use contraception to reduce the local herd
On the Fly: Migrating in the Face of ExtinctionOver 500 species of migratory birds stop over in Canada as they make their way to wintering or breeding grounds. En route they face a number of challenges including poor weather, changing climate, a loss of habitat, habitat degradation, pollution, hunting and predation.
Protecting Procreation for Canada’s Species
By Megan Findlay
As the days get longer and the nights grow warm, many animals across the country feel the tug of springtime rituals. They may have the instinct, and they may have the mate—but what happens if they don’t have the habitat?
Red Knot Under Review
Last year we wrote about the threats facing red knots and how CWF is working to help this migratory bird. Find out how the red knot is doing now.
Reptile ReliefCanada’s turtles need some help. Find out what you can do!
Satellite Tracking Birds of Prey in Ontario
With a $5,000 grant from the Canadian Wildlife Foundation, Bird Studies Canada brings a whole new meaning to bird watching with its satellite tracking program.
Save the BatsHalloween just isn’t the same without bats.
Saving the Steller Sea LionThey May Be the Lions of the Sea, but They Need Our Help More than Ever.
A beast of a fish, the basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is the second largest fish in the world, growing up to 15 metres in length. But due to low birth rates, slow growth, late maturity, small population and ship strikes, the basking shark is at risk.
Shrike Three? Not So FastAt the Mountsberg Raptor Centre, endangered eastern loggerhead shrikes are getting a second chance
Supporting the Snapping TurtleWe’ve released 4,000 Snapping Turtles in the Muskoka and Lake Simcoe area!
The First Endangered Lichen Discovered in QuebecCWF researchers have uncovered a rare gem in the Gatineau Park
Trying Times for the Western Painted Turtle
CWF is supporting one of Canada’s most colourful creatures – the at-risk western painted turtle
Wild Space for MonarchsHow Kids are Saving This Majestic Butterfly
Wishful ScienceA debate about the ivory-billed woodpecker demonstrates yet again that even among scientists, evidence is often a matter of bias and belief
North Atlantic blue and right whales are disappearing from our waters.