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 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 Hero for Whales
CWF supports critical rescue work in Newfoundland.
A Woodland Wonder
Getting a Headcount for the Woodland Turtle Is Harder Than You’d Think.
Are We Stressing Out Our Lakes?Summer’s just around the corner. Learn what you can do now to create a watery wonderland at the cottage.
Asian Carp InvasionThe Mississippi has been inundated with a species that could very well threaten Canada’s waters.
Beach Grass? It's GnarlyGeorge Holmes and the Niagara-on-the-Lake surf club spend a lot of time at the beach - but it's not always about the waves.
Cleaning up a Wetland Wonderland
An $11,800 grant from the Canadian Wildlife Federation to the BC Wildlife Federation’s Wetlandkeepers program helps ensure a future for British Columbia’s wetlands.
Doing Our Lakes JusticeWill you lend your lake a helping hand this summer?
Doing Right by the Right WhaleCWF meets with DFO to resolve right whale entanglement issues.
Dolphin Tale 2We’ve paired up with Warner Bros to get kids excited about marine animal rescue!
Eel UpdateStill a Bad Deal for the American Eel
Flotsam and JetsamApproximately 260 million tonnes of plastic is produced every year, 10 per cent of which finds its way to our oceans. Nearly 80 per cent of marine litter is ushered into the sea via wind and runoff — litter from our roadways make its way to our streams and rivers and eventually gets dumped into our oceans. The remaining debris that enters our waterways comes from ships.
Goodbye, Dirty DonToronto’s Don River is not a shining example of conservation in a city setting. People like Phil Goodwin are making sure it doesn’t stay that way
Help for Fish in Federal BudgetThe federal government announced yesterday as part of the budget that it has allocated $10 million over the next two years to support partnerships to implement fish habitat conservation.
Larry the Loon Lives On
By Mahina Perrot
When you help wildlife, sometimes you can make a big difference
Listen Up!The latest in whale conservation? Hearing them out.
Making Waves on World Water DayDiving into CWF’s Work for Water
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.
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.
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.
Our Watery LegacyCanada is steeped in historic waterways – let’s dive into a few!
Permission to ShopYou’ve vowed not to eat farmed salmon, but you’re not really sure how to go about buying wild. Let’s go shopping together, shall we?
Protecting the OceanCWF at the International Marine Protected Areas Congress
Protecting the Sauger
CWF recently donated $10,000 in funding to the Lac Saint-Pierre Zip Committee for their research efforts on protecting the sauger fish through the identification of spawning grounds and migration patterns. The sauger, a North American fish that belongs to the perch family, is considered the most economically valuable species in Canada’s inland waters as well as a major importance for the sport fishing sector, especially in Quebec. The change in recent years in size of the walleye and the sauger, as well as the decreasing quantity of the species demonstrates signs of problems in the population.
Reptile ReliefCanada’s turtles need some help. Find out what you can do!
Right as RainGrab your umbrella and put on your wellies. Let’s chat about April showers!
Salute the SockeyeWitnessing British Columbia’s amazing salmon spawn
Saving the North Atlantic Right WhaleEntanglement is taking its toll on this Endangered species.
Saving the Steller Sea LionThey May Be the Lions of the Sea, but They Need Our Help More than Ever.
Setting the Record Straight on Right WhalesA Response to the NRDC’s report Net Loss: The Killing of Marine Mammals in Foreign Fisheries
Seven Ways to Give Back in Cottage CountryWe challenge you to make your cottage more wildlife-friendly this summer. Are you up to the task?
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.
Show some loveDo you enjoy summers at the cottage? If so, check out the Love Your Lake program. Your lake — and its ecosystem — will thank you.
Species at Risk and under the Magnifying GlassThe assessment of 52 wildlife species by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) in November has highlighted a need for more attention to our species at risk.
Stepping Up for SalmonWhy the Canadian Wildlife Federation is concerned about Chinook Salmon
Supporting the Snapping TurtleWe’ve released 4,000 Snapping Turtles in the Muskoka and Lake Simcoe area!
Swimming with SharksWould you free dive with sharks? This researcher tags them for his job.
Take This to the BanksSections of Moncton’s Jonathan Creek are in serious decline. Good thing that the Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance has a plan. Project coordinator Susan Linkletter explains
The Fate of the North Atlantic Right WhaleIn 2017, 12 North Atlantic Right Whales died in Canadian waters. Five more died in U.S. waters. With about 430 individuals remaining, we need to do everything we can to save these precious marine mammals. Can we avoid another catastrophe like last summer?
The Heroes of the Fishing IndustryHow fishermen are becoming the champions in conservation
The InvadersHow aquatic invasive species worm their way into our waters By Annie Langlois
The Mount Polley Mine SpillWhat really happened on that dreadful day, and how do we avoid more?
The Pacific SalmonOne fish that made quite the impact on Canadian history and culture
The Right WhaleDiving into History with this Endangered Marine Mammal
Trying Times for the Western Painted Turtle
CWF is supporting one of Canada’s most colourful creatures – the at-risk western painted turtle
Belugas in the St. Lawrence area of Quebec live at the southernmost edge of the species’ range and are isolated from other belugas which are found in northern and Arctic waters.
Water’s Worth It: Care. Conserve. Commit.
From the smallest droplet to the tallest glacier, water is considered to be precious worldwide. Not only does it cover nearly 70 per cent of our planet, but most plants and animals consist mainly of water as well. It is the primary source of life for plants, insects and mammals, and is essential to our well being. It is a religious symbol of devotion and purity and plays a large role in the history of Canada. Rivers to Oceans Week, a flagship program of CWF, pays homage to this life giving role of water every June 8 to 14.
Who You Gonna Call?
If there’s something strange in the St. Lawrence, who you gonna call? The Quebec Marine Mammal Emergency Response Network!
Wildlife with WanderlustWhat happens when a Canadian animal migrates hundreds of kilometres away from home?
North Atlantic blue and right whales are disappearing from our waters.