Environment and Nature

Created on Thu, 12/14/2017 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Conservation Volunteers 2017: Another year for the books!

Conservation Volunteers 2017: Another year for the books!

Each year, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is astonished at how much time and effort our volunteers across the country contribute. From removing invasive species in Boisé Papineau, Quebec, to conducting dragonfly inventories in Ontario’s Carden Alvar, much of the stewardship work that happens on NCC’s nature reserves is achieved through the support of dedicated volunteers. By December 2017, more than 200 volunteer events, engaging close to 2,750 Canadians, contributed close to 13,200 hours of action dedicated to nature.

Published on Fri, 12/15/2017 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Positive News For Well-Known Canadian Bird

Positive News For Well-Known Canadian Bird

Once on Brink of Extinction, Peregrine Falcon no longer considered at-risk and can be seen in urban areas.

One of Canada’s well-recognized raptors, the peregrine falcon, has made a remarkable comeback from the brink of extinction.  The Nature Conservancy of Canada says it i

Published on Fri, 12/01/2017 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Ten great green gift ideas

Ten great green gift ideas

Running out of gift ideas this holiday season? Fear not! Check out these suggestions below for the nature lover, outdoor enthusiast or the person-who-has-everything on your list:  

Gifts of Canadian Nature

Published on Tue, 11/28/2017 by Canadian Wildlife Federation

Canada’s Species at Risk Continues to Grow

Canada’s Species at Risk Continues to Grow

by Mario Toneguzzi

The number of species at risk of extinction in Canada has risen to an alarming level and officials are meeting in Kananaskis, Alberta to plot a strategy to combat the increasing problem.

Published on Tue, 11/21/2017 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Give giving a go this Giving Tuesday

Give giving a go this Giving Tuesday

This November 28, start the holiday season off on the right foot by taking part in Giving Tuesday.
Giving Tuesday, a global giving and volunteer movement, officially returns this year on November 28. Started in 2012, Giving Tuesday encourages individuals and corporations to donate and/or volunteer their time to support charities and non-profit organizations. It follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday every year, as a way to help offset the buying frenzy that these days bring. This November 28, start the holiday season off on the right foot by taking part in Giving Tuesday. Are you wondering how to do your part?
Published on Fri, 10/27/2017 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

The ABCs of Conservation Volunteers

The ABCs of Conservation Volunteers

Over the years, the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Conservation Volunteers (CV) have helped protect habitat for many species, all while creating a budding community among nature lovers across Canada.

Since 2006, NCC’s CV program has engaged more than 16,000 Canadians at 1,361 events from coast to coast. At these gatherings, volunteers work together toward specific conservation goals set out by NCC. Whether it is a coastal cleanup or surveying an area for rare species, each event works like a paint stroke in the conservation masterpiece.

Published on Fri, 10/27/2017 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Halloween monsters rooted in nature

Halloween monsters rooted in nature

By Riley Harding, Digital and Social Media Coordinator at the Nature Conservancy of Canada

Published on Tue, 10/17/2017 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Stopping the sixth extinction needs to start at home

Stopping the sixth extinction needs to start at home

By Dan Kraus, national conservation biologist at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)

Published on Tue, 10/17/2017 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Treasure hunting: The quest for queen snakes

Treasure hunting: The quest for queen snakes

Esme BattenBy Esme Batten, conservation biology coordinator at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)

Published on Wed, 10/04/2017 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

10 species protected by Conservation Volunteers, coast to coast

10 species protected by Conservation Volunteers, coast to coast

So far this year, hundreds of volunteers from across the country have gathered to lend a hand for nature at events hosted by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). Whether it was removing invasive species wreaking havoc on a delicate forest, or cleaning up shorelines along Canada’s rocky, saltwater coasts, the volunteers’ efforts blended together to create a brighter picture of conservation. Both species and habitats benefit from land conservation and stewardship. Read about 10 species from across Canada that have benefited from the power of volunteering.

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