The Wild Side

Hives for Humanity
Hives for Humanity is enhancing communities in British Columbia through apiculture
(Photo: a cougar stands on a riverbank)
There is still hope that Atlantic Canada is home to eastern cougars.
(Photo: a Canadian lynx walks through the snow)
The Canadian lynx population experiences frightening dips and climbs every decade, following behind the cycle of its main food source, the snowshoe hare.
(Photo: a pine marten clings to a fence in Nova Scotia)
Once eradicated from many areas of Canada, the pine marten is being reintroduced to new habitats.
Puffins by Brian Gratwicke via Flickr
Scientists are noticing worrying rates of infant mortality in Atlantic puffin populations – the cause of death is starvation.
Basking Shark | Chris Gotschalk photo
Though often portrayed as man-eaters in the media, sharks rarely attack people. In fact, you are more likely to be killed by a dog bite, a collapsing sand hole or a lightning strike than by a shark.
A North Atlantic Right Whale mother with her calf
Will the North Atlantic right whale lose the race against extinction?
Piping Plover | ShutterGlow Photo
A victim of unintended consequences, the piping plover shows no signs of recovery.
NOAA Fisheries Photo
The first blue whale research organization in the world is at risk of disappearing from the coast.
Great Auks
Tales of humanity's last encounters with three species that once called Atlantic Canada home.
Shorebirds in southern Nova Scotia at Port Joli
A new study predicts a marine mass extinction – but there's still time to prevent it.
Beluga Whales at the Georgia Aquarium
With fewer than 1,000 remaining in the St. Lawrence Estuary and Gulf, the beluga whale joined the endangered species list late last November.
Family in snow A\J
Getting bored of winter? Try these outdoor activities, or escape indoors with IMAX or exhibits in a city near you.
Screenshot of a climber taking a photo from the top of a cliff.
How climbers are working with parks to reduce their impact on the environment.
Gray spruce looper moth, family Geometridae
Think moths are boring? Try moth-watching and you might be surprised.
An Ontario SwiftWatch volunteer peers into a chimney.
Biologist Carolyn Zanchetta climbs buildings to help stop chimney swift numbers from falling.
Current models often abandon endangered species at the first sign of improvement. This one sees them through to a fully recovered state.
Snowy owl in flight.
Thousands of snowy owls are taking Eastern North America by storm.
Arctic tundra, Victoria Island, Nunavut.
On a research trip to Nunavut, Stu Campana reflects on how our increasing presence in the Arctic is threatening the local wildlife.
Whooping Cranes in captivity at the International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, WI.
The ICF's work with Whooping Cranes has become one of its best-known and greatest success stories.