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.
Forest bathingTake a walk on the calm side
Forest Fires: All Your Burning Questions Answered
With their destructive effect on Canada’s western landscape, Alberta and B.C.’s wildfires have dominated Canadian headlines this summer. It is hard to see what, if any, good can come from such devastation. But it may surprise you that, despite its seeming fury, fire is a key factor in the continuation of maintenance and the diversity of Canada’s forest ecosystems.
Free-spirited FerretsOn September 23, Grasslands National Park (GNP) in Saskatchewan welcomed 15 new black-footed ferrets courtesy of the Toronto Zoo’s ferret reintroduction program.
White-nose syndrome is sweeping across North America and causing havoc amongst our bats
By Stephanie Poff
Frog Calls to ActionHow CWF is helping the Western Chorus Frog
See how the Canadian Wildlife Federation is supporting wildlife through funding.
So often we go about our day, forgetting that ultimately we are all interconnected. Take that banana you just ate. Where did the peel go — garbage or composter? Let’s hope it was the composter. After all, throwing organic material in the garbage adds to the already huge load we put on our landfills.
Gardening with Native Canadian Plants
Landscaping with native wildflowers and grasses for backyard beauty and wildlife is becoming popular in Canada. In an effort to inform Canadians about some of the issues and rationale behind this wonderful, environmentally sustainable approach to landscaping and gardening, the following article presents some food for thought.
Get Up and Get Out!Let Mother Nature nurture your kids!
Give a Hoot for the Burrowing OwlThis little owl needs your help. Read on to find out what you can do!
Give a Turtle a HandEight Ways You Can Help Turtles this Summer
Give Bats a Home in Your Backyard this SummerSix tips for transforming a bat box into a home sweet home
Go Go Gadget, Butterfly Wings
By Claire Preston
The latest and greatest inventions have been inspired by nature. Check them out here!
Going to Bat for the BatsLearn how one Canadian researcher is working to save the bats
Canada’s five most endangered habitats — in words and pictures