Sparrows often don’t get enough credit. Many don’t have flashy plumage like jays, orioles or cardinals, or melodic songs like thrushes or meadowlarks; however, sparrow species are often fairly distinct (once you get to know them) and some of them are actually quite flashy too. In honour of World Sparrow Day (March 20), I thought I’d take some time to introduce some of Canada’s sparrows.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is very pleased that the Government of Canada recently announced $1.3 billion in funding over five years for nature conservation – the largest amount earmarked for the protection of Canadian landscapes in decades.
In honour of International Women’s Day (March 8), we’re celebrating six female staff members at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) who are working to create a stronger future for Canada’s landscapes. Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Gayle Roodman has lived in many cities across Canada as an adult. As NCC’s manager of editorial services, Gayle is a gatekeeper of the proper use of language in NCC’s communications, helping to bring great stories to…
Robert Alvo, long-time conservation biologist and supporter of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), has recently published a book called Being a Bird in North America (BABINA). The book is a unique combination of science and humour and provides an introduction to the most interesting characteristics of each species.
Protecting land is critical to the survival of Canada’s natural world. In response to the rapid decline of bird species on a global level, designated areas have been established around the world to enhance the protection of these habitats. This is where Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries (MBS) come into play. But what’s the difference between the two, and how are they helping protect birds?
While science and logic have the ability to influence our thoughts, poetry has a marvellous ability to move our hearts and capture our imagination.
Whenever I give lectures, I always get great questions from students like, “How do you measure conservation success?” But I know this is all a preamble for the question that they all have, and it inevitably gets asked: “How do I get a job in conservation?” Here are the key skills you can develop and the tips to make your resumé stand out when you’re applying for NCC’s Conservation Internship Program or other jobs in…
In honour of International Women’s Day (March 8), we’re celebrating six female staff members at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) who are working to create a stronger future for Canada’s landscapes.
Deep in the rolling knolls of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Covey Hill in Quebec are underground water sources, bursting through the land’s surface.
Middens, by early Scandinavian definition, are heaps of materials, such as bones, shells or stones. In a forest, however, middens are remnants of leftover food consumed by a species. Pieces of pine cone, shellfish fragments or torn bark are all examples of feeding evidence.