On Tuesday 17 March 2020, several polar bears were reported in and around the community of St. Anthony on the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, adding another threat on top of coronavirus concerns in the province. The photo below is from a 2018 Newfoundland sighting from the same region: none are available for the current report. […]

via Polar bears prowling Newfoundland come on top of coronavirus fears — polarbearscience

A wild short-eared owl completes a shoulder check in case something was missed. Image Credit: Photograph by Henrik Nilsson Northern harriers were also hunting in the field and these raptors will often steal a kill from the owls. Location: Boundary Bay, British Columbia, Canada. Photo and caption by Henrik Nilsson/National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest

via Owl on a Mission in Boundary Bay. — THE OLD GUV LEGENDS

Prairie dogs are small ground squirrels that live in a network of tunnels and burrows on the prairie lands of western North America. There are five different species of prairie dogs: black-tailed, white-tailed, Gunnison’s, Utah, and Mexican. These rodents are herbivorous and are considered a keystone species in their native habitat. A keystone species is […]

via Prairie Dogs — Conservation Exploration

The Province of Alberta, Canada, to Close or or Partly Close 20 Provincial Parks…

…and privatize many others from its bank of 473 sites. The province is actively looking for third party participation for 164 sites, as it drifts away from protecting public spaces.
Alberta’s former-Canadian and National Cabinet-Minister Premier is refocusing that provinces sights in ways to deal with the economic hardships brought on largely by slumping domestically-produced oil prices, but blaming the economic woes on everything and everybody else as found to be convenient.

Old growth, wetlands, wildlife. Everything the review panel added up and wrote off. Directly over the proposed Teck Resources Frontier mining pit. Photo by Garth Lenz. Any day now, the Trudeau government is expected to render its verdict on the $20-billion Teck Resources Frontier mine proposed to push Alberta’s industrialized oilsands landscape farther north. There’s been […]

via What the Teck Mine Will Destroy — County Sustainability Group