The Wild Side

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.
Family in snow A\J AlternativesJournal.ca
Getting bored of winter? Try these outdoor activities, or escape indoors with IMAX or exhibits in a city near you.
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.
Volunteers release puffin fledglings off the coast of Newfoundland.
In Witless Bay, NL, volunteers save lives by getting flyaway fledglings back on course.
Scientists scramble to save bats as White Nose Syndrome spreads across North America.
Two endangered Lear's Macaws in flight. Andy & Gill Swash. A\J.
BirdLife International’s World Congress calls for action, inspiration and hope.
ParkBus unloading at Cyprus Lake Campground. Alternatives Journal. A\J.
A\J tests out ParkBus, the bus that takes you camping!
badlands adventure science A\J AlternativesJournal.ca
A reflection on running 100 miles across the Badlands to document what is at stake with the spread of oil fracking in North Dakota.
Baby birds on a branch. Alternatives Journal – A\J
How to live in harmony with nature and give wildlife a helping hand – the right way.
Knowing the Land is Resistance, Towards an Anarchist Ecology on A\J.
The Hamilton-based collective Knowing the Land is Resistance introduces an anarchist ecology based on relationships, re-enchanting and “unexpertness.”
Drilling, hydraulic facturing in the North Dakota badlands. A\J Alternatives
Scientists and ultra marathoners join forces to document what’s at stake with the spread of fracking in the North Dakota badlands.
Monarch butterfly migration. A\J Alternatives Journal
Between Canada and Mexico, our flagship butterfly is facing serious threats to its migration journey and habitat. Here's what people are doing to help.
Ending poaching and ivory trafficking: takeaways from the CITES conference in Bangkok.
Get some perspective from Brandon Laforest, a PhD student working with polar bears of Southern Hudson Bay.
A new study confirms that elephant populations are being decimated to the point that the survival of the species in Central Africa is now in question.
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