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.
Larry the Loon Lives On
By Mahina Perrot
When you help wildlife, sometimes you can make a big difference
North Atlantic blue and right whales are disappearing from our waters.
Biting Bugs? Fight Back
Spring has sprung, and with its return are biting insects. To cope, try creating a haven for bug-eating allies in your backyard. Here’s how.
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.
Bird Watching - A Healthy, Happy HobbyProbably 10 per cent of the people in the western world are already birdwatchers.
Big Bad Wolf?
By April Overall
Wolves Might Be the Villains in Storybooks, but They’re the Heroes of Healthy Ecosystems.
Make your backyard a haven for migrating wildlife.
Backing the Burrowing Owl
CWF funding is working towards helping the world’s smallest owl bounce back in Canada.
Colour Your World
From ballet slipper pink to bright blue, the vivid colours of spring are all around us. Stop and take a look!
Researching the Human Impact on Grizzly Bears in Alberta
With a $7,500 grant from the Canadian Wildlife Foundation, Mark S. Boyce and Bogdan Cristescu, researchers with the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta, are examining the result of open-pit mining on grizzly bear behaviour.