Beaver Fossil Sheds Light on Mammal Evolution

A beaver fossil found in western Montana is the oldest such specimen ever discovered. Find out how this 30-million-year-old missing link is helping to explain the astonishing diversity in mammal species on our planet.Like all Canadians, I think of the beaver as an important symbol. It’s our national mascot, and the fur trade involving the … Continue reading Beaver Fossil Sheds Light on Mammal Evolution

Monarch butterfly pollinating yellow flowers

Monarch Butterfly Added to Engangered Species List

Monarch Butterfly populations have been devasted over the last past few decades. Find out why the IUCN had added these iconic pollinators to the endangered species list and how scientists are working to save them from extinction.

Human-Wildlife Conflict Elephant in Thailand near lake

Human-Wildlife Conflict Aggravated by Climate Crisis

Human-wildlife conflict is becoming an increasing concern as human activity encroaches on natural habitats due to climate change. Find out how a new study involving elephants shows how we can plan for and minimize these tensions in the future.

Safeguarding Biodiversity: Human hand holding Earth, an elephent, a tiger, a deer a crane and other living things

Safeguarding Biodiversity Means Conserving 44% of Earth’s Land

Safeguarding biodiversity is crucial for the survival of Humanity and the entire ecosphere. Find out why new research calls for governments to increase global land conservation from 17% to 44% if we're serious about preserving Earth's ecosystems.

Animal Movement - Elk Herd Crossing River

Animal Movement Disruptions Threaten Biodiversity

Animal movement changes are the result of human disruption of ecosystems. Discover why these changes pose a threat to species survival and to global biodiversity. (3:30 min read)

Biodiversity Targets - Mother Goose Nesting on Rock in Pond

Biodiversity Targets: Canadians Need Actions, Not Words

Biodiversity targets played a significant role in two statements from Canada’s prime minister this week. Find out why those statements ring hollow. (5:30 min read)