2017 Waterbird Counts

February 22nd, 2017

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas Program The Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) Program is a program that works to identify, monitor, and conserve the world’s most important sites for birds and biodiversity.  Sites are designated using a science-based approach which sets criteria and thresholds for trigger species.  In Canada IBAs are triggered mainly by […]

The Round Greenbrier – “Threatened” under Species at Risk Act

February 22nd, 2017

The Round-leaved Greenbrier is a plant species listed as ‘Threatened’ under the Species at Risk Act. This wood-climbing vine has oval- to heart-shaped leaves and woody stems that are armed with prickles. In Ontario, this species can be found in Essex County, Norfolk County and the Niagara Region in moist deciduous forests typically dominated by […]

Hinterland Who’s Who videos available in Indigenous languages

February 15th, 2017

The Canadian Wildlife Federation has published several videos in six Indigenous languages as a part of the Hinterland Who’s Who series. These videos celebrate and honour Canada’s 150th anniversary and provide education to the public on Canadian wildlife. The Canadian Wildlife Federation started making videos in English and French in the 1960s but this is […]

The Detroit River Canadian Cleanup Recognizes World Wetlands Day

February 1st, 2017

World Wetlands Day, February 2, 2017 Each year, World Wetlands Day is recognized on February 2nd, which marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance in Ramsar, Iran on February 2nd 1971. This internationally celebrated day began in 1997 with the goal to raise awareness of the importance of […]

CWS – Public consultations bait and hunting of Migratory Game Birds/ Consultation publique restrictions concernant l’appâtage

January 24th, 2017

Hello, (le français suit) The Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment and Climate Change Canada is currently holding consultations on proposals related to baiting and hunting of migratory game birds. This current consultation is a continuation of the revision process of the Migratory Birds Regulations initiated in 2014 and relates specifically to issues associated with baiting […]

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