North America

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Robird!

The latest line of defence in keeping wildlife from flight paths at the Edmonton International Airport is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) called a robird.

20 June 2017

Whale entanglements skyrocket off the U.S. West Coast

Whale entanglements are rising, leading to concerns that current regulations are inadequate.

19 June 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio secures Mexican President's support in saving endangered vaquita porpoise

Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio won increased commitment from the Mexican government to save the endangered vaquita porpoise, a marine mammal that could become extinct in a year’

08 June 2017

#WorldOceansDay: vaquita porpoises are fast dying out - can a radical rescue plan save them?

It’s World Ocean Day, so spare a thought for the vaquita – by the end of 2017, there could be just 15 of these small porpoises left

08 June 2017

World Environment Day 2017 Connects People to Nature

Today we celebrate World Environment Day (WED). A day that is supposed to remind us of how important nature is to all of us. Every year since 1974, the UN has organized this special celebration with a different host country and a different theme. This year Canada is presenting WED under the theme of “Connecting People to Nature”. Through this slogan WED “invites us to think about how we are part of nature and how intimately we depend on it. It challenges us to find fun and exciting ways to experience and cherish this vital relationship.”

02 June 2017

Canada’s role in global biodiversity conservation

As a northern nation that was mostly covered by glaciers only 10,000 years ago, Canada has fewer species than tropical countries where the evolution and emergence of new species has been operating

01 June 2017

Monarchs in Peril

Their numbers have been declining dramatically, but figuring out exactly why—and what to do about it—is a challenge

31 May 2017

It's high season for turtles to set out in search of the perfect nest

If you are driving near the water in the Senneville area, you might want to keep an eye out for wandering turtles

24 May 2017

Energy Task Force Side Event: Reconciling Energy Developments with Migratory Species Conservation

Members of the Energy Task Force, including the CMS and AEWA Secretariats, BirdLife International, and the German Ministry for the Environment (BMUB) joined forces at the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference to raise awareness of the importance of reconciling migratory species conservation with the deployment of renewable energy and power lines globally.

23 May 2017

Rare Mexican porpoise faces 'imminent extinction'

An immediate extension of a fishing ban is desperately needed to save the world's most endangered marine species.


16 May 2017