Forests & Fields
November 24, 2019, Toronto Sun – Bats get a bad rap. Whether they’re in the belfry or portrayed as flying bloodsuckers in pop culture, humans generally don’t feel warm and cozy about the creatures of the night. “It’s absolutely true,” said Carolyn Callaghan, the...
October 24, 2019 – Hibernating bats may be storing pesticides from contaminated insect food in their flesh over winter, lowering their immune systems and putting them at greater risk of disease and death, says the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF).
September 20, 2019, CBC The Current: – Some good news: we look at why Canada's monarch butterfly numbers are on the up.
September 4, 2019, CBC – Hundreds of at-risk baby turtles were incubated over the summer
August 29, 2019 – “CWF’s Ottawa team collected and incubated over 600 Blanding’s, Northern Map and Snapping turtle eggs in the Ottawa area this year,” said Rick Bates, CEO. “The release of these hatchings back to the areas where they were found is part of...
August 26, 2019, Global News – Christina McGough from the Canadian Wildlife Federation joins Global News Morning Calgary to discuss the organization’s call for a national strategy to help pollinators thrive.
August 12, 2019, CWF Blog – Did you know that some butterflies also get their nutrients from damp sand, compost and manure (behaviours called “mud puddling”), as well as from tree sap and moist organic matter like rotting fruit, dung and carrion?
August 11, 2019, CBC – The United Nations warns that 1 million species worldwide are at risk of extinction
August 7, 2019, CTV – Carolyn Callaghan of the Canadian Wildlife Federation speaks about what is killing off Canada's pollinators.
August 1, 2019, CWF Blog – Pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, moths and flies, play critical roles in ecosystems and in the production of our food.