Lower Mainland Wetlands Declaration

The B.C. Wildlife Federation, in conjunction with the David Suzuki Foundation, World Wildlife Fund Canada, South Coast Conservation Program, and Ducks Unlimited, are proud to announce a wetlands declaration. The partnership is committed to: Protecting 100 percent of the remaining wetlands in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland from further loss and degradation, and restore at least … Continue reading

Species Profile: American Mink

The American Mink is an interesting and abundant – yet often overlooked – animal. While it is native to North America, human intervention has expanded its range to Europe (and to a lesser extent, South America). While the American Mink resembles your typical weasel, its larger size and stout form are key differentiators. With a long … Continue reading

Species Profile: North American Beaver

Perhaps the only rodent anyone really appreciates, the North American beaver (Castor Canadensis) is the second-largest rodent in the world. Abundant across North America, beavers are known for their natural trait of building dams on rivers and streams to provide still-water for protection against predators. Unfortunately, due to historical unchecked trapping and current conflicts with … Continue reading

Winter Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary at Sunset

This magnificent photo taken by Flickr member TOTORORO.RORO captures the stunning – albeit cold – winter sunset at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Although the photographer that took the photo must have been shivering, the temperature doesn’t seem to bother the abundant wildlife that is more-than-willing to spend time in the frigid waters. … Continue reading

World Wetlands Day: Conservation and Trails

On February 2, the BCWF Wetlands Education Program team made an appearance at “Conservation and Trails”, a symposium intended to bring together individuals from various backgrounds to discuss how we can improve efforts to conserve wildlife in the face of recreational trail building and use. The event was put on by the North Shore Wetland … Continue reading

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