Home for the Butterflies
When we think of pollinators, our thoughts naturally drift towards the most famous members of this important group — bees. But butterflies also play an integral role in the process of pollination and they look good doing it too! From monarchs to painted ladies to swallowtails, Canada is home to almost 300 of these delicate and colourful species and visitors to the butterfly house managed by La Maison des Insectes have the opportunity to experience them up close and personal.
Conserving the Eastern Yellow-Bellied Racer
In spring 2008, the Canadian Wildlife Federation provided $7,500 in funding to Regina researchers to develop a conservation strategy for the threatened eastern yellow-bellied racer.
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.
Where the Wild Things Grow
CWF’s WILD School funding helps Scott Young Public School enjoy the “fruits” of their labour.
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.
Backing the Burrowing Owl
CWF funding is working towards helping the world’s smallest owl bounce back in Canada.
Right Whale Hanky-Panky
Why Is the North Atlantic Right Whale Having Such a Hard Time in the Baby-Making Department?
By Annie Langlois
The Robert Bateman Get to Know Contest
A $5,000 sponsorship helps Canadian kids connect with nature through Robert Bateman’s unique approach to a creative contest.