The Wild Side

MNRF water bomber on a sortie over northern Ontario. (Ryan McGilchrist) CC BY-SA
Lightning strikes have caused dozens of forest fires across the province in recent weeks, tens of thousands of hectares in size.
Woodland caribou in Jasper National Park. (ThartmannWiki. 2014) CC A-SA4
A recent study suggests Canada's forestry sector and its allies in conservative think tanks have intentionally spread misinformation for years to cover-up their role in the decline of caribou nationwide.
Loch Ness expert Adrian Shine helping sample eDNA. Kieran Hennigan. CC BY-SA.
Environmental DNA gained prominence helping researchers trace invasive species. Today, it's finding new life helping scientists detect legendary monsters.
A mosquito finds its host. (Jim Gathany. Center for Disease Control. 2003)
Bad mosquito season? Weather and climate play a major role.
Make it Kenya
Live stream project allows the world a new view of animal migration in Kenya
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 AlternativesJournal.ca
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.