Species are going extinct at an unprecedented rate. Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds over the last 50 years, according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund. The sharpest declines have occurred throughout the world’s rivers and lakes, where freshwater wildlife has plummeted by 84% since 1970 – about […]
Recently watched this great wildlife documentary on YouTube with some great footage orcas, penguins and elephant seals! .
Video shared on social media shows clear and calm water in Venice as animals take advantage of the lockdown in Italy to move into usually crowded spaces. Dolphins and wild boar have been spotted as ports and roads have been quiet as the country was under strict quarantine.
Home to around one-third of the world’s endangered mountain gorilla population, Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is hugely important to global conservation. This video from TerraMatters gives some more insights on the current state. If you are interested in more, check out Virunga on […]
Millions of hectares of land have burned in the bushfires in Australia, killing an estimated 1 billion animals. As the death toll climbs, many creatures have been orphaned or left without homes. In particular some unique ecosystems, like the one of Kangaroo Island are hit especially hard. Ecologists […]
Despite big budget cuts in Education and Health it is still good news for wildlife in Alberta, as a multi-million dollar wildlife overpass on the deadly Trans-Canada Highway east of Lac des Arcs is a step closer to reality. The government of Alberta allocated $20 million over four […]
This summer, 14 of the Vancouver Island marmots born at the Wildlife Conservation Centre last year were released onto the slopes of Mt. Washington and the Nanaimo Lakes area. Join us as we wish these marmots luck as they contribute to the survival of their Critically Endangered species! […]
At least 16 new bison babies were born this spring in the heart of Banff’s backcountry, bringing the herd’s total number to 66 animals. The little reds, as are they are nicknamed, were born from early May through early June, but Parks Canada’s bison team didn’t get a visual […]
Wolves, cougars and grizzly bears are putting a significant dent in Banff’s elk herds. A grizzly bear family took down a newborn calf on the Banff Springs Golf Course in early June, much to the surprise of a group of golfers on the second hole of the Stanley […]
Millions of tons of organic carbon and methane beneath the Arctic Ocean thaw out and ooze to the surface each year. And climate change could speed up this release of greenhouse gases, new research suggests. The carbon tied up in organic matter and methane (a carbon atom bound to four hydrogen […]