U.S. Proposal to Ban Cross-Border Polar Bear Trades Denied

Since probably the dawn of time, humans have hunted animals for “useful” parts. Their meat, eaten. Their skins, used for blankets, clothing and even shelter. Their bones, at one time, were used to make useful items like utensils.

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Eleven Killer Whales Trapped in Frozen Canadian Bay Freed by Mother Nature

When a hunter found eleven killer whales (orcas) trapped in Hudson’s Bay in northeastern Canada, there was little hope for their survival. With only one small hole for the pod of whales to surface, breathing room was scarce. If locals didn’t do something to create more space, it was very likely that some (or all) of the whales would die.

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Polar Bear Numbers Rise in Canada

For some years now the polar bear has been the symbol of climate change with many conservationists concerned about the melting ice home of the animal due to warming temperatures. But a new survey has put a question mark of whether the polar bear is really decreasing in numbers with the survey showing population of the bear in parts of Northern Canada higher that estimated and even growing.

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Bird Watching….At A Nuclear Power Plant?!

Not surprisingly, security is pretty tight at nuclear power plants around the world. But that didn’t stop an intruder from hanging out at the Darlington nuclear power plant in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada last week. A willow ptarmigan, who lives in the Arctic regions of Northern Quebec, was discovered on the plant’s grounds by an employee. It had been over 100 years – 1897 to be exact – since a willow ptarmigan was seen in the area, so this discovery caused quite the stir in the bird watching community.

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Free As A Bird

As humans encroach more and more onto wildlife habitat, humane societies are learning to care for more than just dogs and cats. Take the Kitchener-Waterloo Human Society, for instance. Located about an hour’s drive southwest of Toronto, the human society has rehabbed and released five red-tailed hawks in the past four years alone, including two this past Thursday.

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