Monthly Archive: June 2012

State of Canada’s Birds: First-ever Report Shows Dramatic Changes in Bird Populations 0

State of Canada’s Birds: First-ever Report Shows Dramatic Changes in Bird Populations

The State of Canada’s Birds report draws on 40 years of data to create the first-ever comprehensive picture of the current health of Canada’s birds. Released by the North American Bird Conservation Initiative (NABCI-Canada),...

Agenda and abstracts from the 5th Annual White-Nose Syndrome Symposium now available 0

Agenda and abstracts from the 5th Annual White-Nose Syndrome Symposium now available

The Fifth annual Symposium on White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) was hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in Madison, WI on June 4-7, 2012.   The goal of the symposium is to advance WNS research...

Eastern Grey Squirrel found to be reservoir for tick-borne diseases 0

Eastern Grey Squirrel found to be reservoir for tick-borne diseases

Scientists at Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri) have identified another reservoir for tick-borne ehrlichia, a group of bacteria that can cause disease in both animals and people.  Along with  white-tailed deer, the eastern grey...

Saving Greater Sage-Grouse in Canada depends on help from our neighbours 0

Saving Greater Sage-Grouse in Canada depends on help from our neighbours

The Greater Northern Sage-Grouse is on the path to extinction in Canada with 13 males in Alberta and 18 males in Saskatchewan at the latest lek counts. The “Sage-Grouse Recovery Project” has put together an...

A new hookworm in black and grizzly bears in western Canada? 0

A new hookworm in black and grizzly bears in western Canada?

Hookworms are blood-sucking nematodes that live in the small intestine of a wide range of mammals. Species of the genus Uncinaria are important hookworms that fasten themselves to the intestinal wall and suck blood;...

Beware a staggering squirrel in your backyard 0

Beware a staggering squirrel in your backyard

An article from Margaret Beam of the Toronto Sun explains her recent introduction to the most common cause of neurological disease seen in Ontario’s grey squirrel population.  She found a  very uncoordinated squirrel on...

Lead poisoning in eagles worries researchers 0

Lead poisoning in eagles worries researchers

New research in Prince Edward Island is looking to the increased lead levels in the eagles of Atlantic Canada.  Lead poisoning is a common occurrence in many wild bird species especially predators and scavengers such...

Oil spill near Red Deer river in Alberta 0

Oil spill near Red Deer river in Alberta

A pipeline breach near Sundre, Alberta has spilled nearly 3,000 barrels of light sour crude oil into the Red Deer river.  Plains Midstream Canada, the company who owns the pipeline, is still working on...

CCWHC Holds “Wild and wacky diseases” science shuffle workshop during the Canada-Wide Science Fair 2012 0

CCWHC Holds “Wild and wacky diseases” science shuffle workshop during the Canada-Wide Science Fair 2012

In May of 2012, hundreds of budding youth scientists in grades 7-12 that were finalists in their regional science fairs, descended upon the city of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island to showcase their projects for...