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 Growing ConcernMontreal’s falaise St-Jacques is Rosemarie Lohnes launched her ecology-based landscaping business in 2001. Today, it’s a force in how her community sees the world around itone of the city’s most neglected green spaces.
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 Unpopular BirdHouse sparrows are declining in numbers; not everyone is sad to see these brainy birds go
Back Off!The strange but efficient ways animals defend themselves in the wild
Backing the Burrowing Owl
CWF funding is working towards helping the world’s smallest owl bounce back in Canada.
Banding Birds in the Yukon
CWF Helps Determine Migratory Bird Populations in the North.
By Stephanie Poff
Bat Surveying in the Gatineau ParkDo our bats prefer open or closed canopies? You might be surprised by the answer!
Big Bad Wolf?
By April Overall
Wolves Might Be the Villains in Storybooks, but They’re the Heroes of Healthy Ecosystems.
Bird of a NationThe whiskey jack is all-Canadian: it’s friendly, it’s resilient, and it thrives in winter
Bird Watching - A Healthy, Happy HobbyProbably 10 per cent of the people in the western world are already birdwatchers.
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.
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
Bun in the OvenWhat makes human pregnancy different from our wild friends’? In some cases, not much…
Celebrate the Centennial of the Migratory Birds Convention!Learn more about this important convention and its important aim to conserve our migratory bird species.
Colour Your World
From ballet slipper pink to bright blue, the vivid colours of spring are all around us. Stop and take a look!
Copy of Here Toad-day, Gone TomorrowHow CWF Is Working to Change the Fate of the Great Basin Spade Foot Toad and Western Toad
Crooners in the WildCanadian wildlife that could give Michael Bublé a run for his money
Doing Right by the Right WhaleCWF meets with DFO to resolve right whale entanglement issues.
Eel UpdateStill a Bad Deal for the American Eel
Fewer Insects. Fewer Birds... It’s That SimpleYou don’t have to be a rocket scientist to connect the dots between the decline in populations of bugs and birds
Finding Mr. RightNot all Female Animals Respond to the Showier of the Bunch
Give Bats a Home in Your Backyard this SummerSix tips for transforming a bat box into a home sweet home
Have We Found the Cure to White-nose Syndrome?The best news we’ve heard about bats in over nine years! You can help make it even better.
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.
Helping the Polar BearHow are polar bears really handling a decline in sea ice? We’re working hard to find out.
Here Toad-day, Gone TomorrowHow CWF Is Working to Change the Fate of the Great Basin Spade Foot Toad and Western Toad
How to Conduct a BioBlitz in Your HometownDid you love exploring outside when you were a kid? We’ve got an adventure for the kid in you.
How to See OwlsThese charismatic creatures can be hard to find. But we’re here to help with a guide to owl-spotting locations across Canada
It Only Needs a Little LoveMontreal’s falaise St-Jacques is one of the city’s most neglected green spaces.
It’s a Hard Knock LifeUrban wildlife is adapting to life in the city—sometimes in unexpected ways.
JawsThe meanest bites in the animal kingdom
Lace Up!Celebrate National Wildlife Week by Participating in CWF’s Fourth Annual Walk for Wildlife
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.
Lucky CharmsCelebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Canada’s Very Own Lucky Wildlife
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
Maternal InstinctFind out which Canadian females go above and beyond for their young.
Make your backyard a haven for migrating wildlife.
Mommy & MeFind out how crucial mothers are in the animal kingdom just in time for Mother’s Day.
Never Mow Your Lawn Again!Move over grass, there’s a new gardening trend in town. More and more people are opting to transform their backyards into beneficial meadows.
Our Beef With AquacultureCWF takes a stand for Canada’s fish
Please. Feed the Birds“Don’t Feed the Animals.” We’ve all seen that sign. Is it true for birds, too? Not in my book
Plight of the BumblebeeYou can make a serious difference to these pollinators!
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.
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.
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.
Santa’s Naughty and Nice ListHe’s making his list and checking it twice. Can you guess which animals would be at the top of Santa’s naughty and nice list? We’d bet some of these critters would be getting a lump of coal in their stocking this year!
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.
Singing the bluebirdsProject coordinator Alina Fisher explains how the Bring Back the Bluebirds program on Vancouver Island is changing the tune for western bluebirds.
Smarter Than Your Average Chicken-Hawk
By April Overall
Think birds are low on the totem pole of intelligence? Think again.
Supporting the Snapping TurtleWe’ve released 4,000 Snapping Turtles in the Muskoka and Lake Simcoe area!
Sweet SleepHave you ever wondered how animals catch zzzzzzs?
The Birds of the Boreal
By Stephanie Poff
Three billions birds call the boreal home. Find out just what makes the boreal such a hot spot for birds.
The MapleHow one tree became the symbol of a nation
The North American BeaverLet’s take a walk down memory lane with one of Canada’s most iconic species.
The Tangled WebSheldon Jordan is Canada’s top wildlife crime fighter. He also works globally with Interpol. Here’s what he’s learned: When it comes to illegal trade — from polar bear skins to zebra-hoof bookends — there are no borders.
There’s a Buzz in the AirAnd you can give credit to Marianne and Matt Gee. They’re bringing bees to Ottawa — one hive at a time.
This is Your Wake Up CallHow do animals know when they should stop hibernating?
This One Is for the BirdsThis year marks the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Birds Convention. It has been a hugely successful treaty — but much more work lies ahead
Tracking Wildlife with UAVs
The Canadian Wildlife Foundation recently donated $5,000 to David M. Bird, Professor of Wildlife Biology and Director of the Avian Science and Conservation Centre, to research the potential benefits of using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in wildlife conservation.
Trying Times for the Western Painted Turtle
CWF is supporting one of Canada’s most colourful creatures – the at-risk western painted turtle
We ♥ Trees!Trees form the backbone of our natural heritage. Let’s celebrate them!
What You Need to Know About the Exotic Pet TradeThe exotic pet trade is putting wildlife and their habitats at risk. This is a global problem – and one that’s having a negative impact on Canada’s wildlife.
When Windows KillGlass strikes fell hundreds of million of birds every year in North America alone. Here’s what you can do to stop the carnage at home
Where the Spirits RoamEarlier this year, the Great Bear Rainforest received new protections under a landmark conservation agreement. That’s good news for the region’s spirit bears, a rare, all-white species of black bear. But it might not be enough.
Why Are You Walking?Four animals that you should walk for for this year for Walk for Wildlife
Why Grow Native Plants?
Many of the popular plants in today’s gardens are imported from other parts of the world. In fact, there are companies that specialize in going overseas to find new plants to introduce to the North American landscape. Yet native plants are making a comeback, and more and more people are emphasizing them. Why is this taking place?
North Atlantic blue and right whales are disappearing from our waters.
You Won’t Be-leaf It ‘Till You See It!
As the days become cooler and shorter, it is time to go outside and see what we don’t really see every day: the colours of our changing landscape. The multitude of shades comes to us via tree leaves, shrubs and grasses changing colours. Why not try and preserve them?