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Tag: endangered species

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Atlantic Puffins on a rock

Canadian wildlife losses fuelling global extinction crisis

New approaches needed to tackle 42% decline; Living Planet Report Canada 2020 TORONTO, September 2, 2020 Canadian wildlife at risk of extinction — nationally and globally — is undergoing staggering losses. The Living Planet Report... Read More
New approaches needed to tackle 42% decline; Living Planet Report Canada 2020 TORONTO, September 2, 2020 Canadian wildlife at...
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Spotting a North Atlantic right whale in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada.

North Atlantic right whales are facing imminent extinction

North Atlantic right whales are critically endangered, with only about 400 left in the world. Historically, hunting led to near extinction of this majestic species. Now, their biggest threats include getting entangled in fishing... Read More
North Atlantic right whales are critically endangered, with only about 400 left in the world. Historically, hunting led to...
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Five things Tiger King doesn’t explain about captive tigers

Tiger King, Netflix’s new docuseries, is roaring with popularity. But behind the human melodrama, there is a frightful truth: tigers in captivity are a significant conservation issue that could impact the survival of this... Read More
Tiger King, Netflix’s new docuseries, is roaring with popularity. But behind the human melodrama, there is a frightful truth:...
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Will 2019 bring the lifeline that Canada’s Endangered killer whales need?

  This past year brought extreme lows for southern resident killer whales. A mere 74 southern residents are left in the Salish Sea where they are fighting for their lives, but we’re optimistic 2019 can be a turning point... Read More
  This past year brought extreme lows for southern resident killer whales. A mere 74 southern residents are left in the Salish Sea...
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13 countries where you might find wild tigers

Take a spin around these 13 countries where wild tigers can still be found and where we hope this amazing species can continue to thrive. Read More
Take a spin around these 13 countries where wild tigers can still be found and where we hope this...
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Wild successes can come from new federal budget

The Canadian government took a significant step toward protecting habitats and wildlife in the federal 2018 budget announced this week with a $1.3 billion commitment over five years. This historic investment in nature came... Read More
The Canadian government took a significant step toward protecting habitats and wildlife in the federal 2018 budget announced this...
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The science we have – and the science we need to stop wildlife loss

Living Planet Report Canada – among the most comprehensive studies of monitored vertebrate wildlife population trends ever conducted in Canada – has revealed a depth and breadth of loss that’s unexpected in a country that takes... Read More
Living Planet Report Canada – among the most comprehensive studies of monitored vertebrate wildlife population trends ever conducted in Canada...
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You can help stop wildlife loss. Here’s how

WWF’s new Living Planet Report Canada, is a wakeup call. It shows that half the monitored wildlife studied are in decline, and their population numbers have dropped on average 83 per cent since 1970.... Read More
WWF’s new Living Planet Report Canada, is a wakeup call. It shows that half the monitored wildlife studied are...
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19 amazing tiger facts

Today we’re celebrating tigers. Here are 19 things you may not have known about this majestic cat. Read More
Today we’re celebrating tigers. Here are 19 things you may not have known about this majestic cat.
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Five at-risk freshwater turtle species

Despite turtles’ tough shells, modern threats such as busy roadways and habitat destruction have put these prehistoric creatures in jeopardy. Read More
Despite turtles’ tough shells, modern threats such as busy roadways and habitat destruction have put these prehistoric creatures in...
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