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Listen To The Young Voices on World Wildlife Day

  It’s World Wildlife Day and the IFAW Urges Us To “Listen to the Young Voices!”     This is true: those of us who love animals and care for them have been doing so since childhood. It does seem … Continue reading






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Trail of the Elk: Discovering the Northcountry of Mikkjel Fønhus

  Trail of the Elk: Discovering the Northcountry of Mikkjel Fønhus       “This is the story of a wizard elk — Rauten, as people called him. He was a human being in animal guise…”   The Northcountry in literature has … Continue reading






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Howling with Wolves at the International Wolf Center

  Howling with Wolves at the International Wolf Center     INTRODUCTION BY BRIAN ALAN BURHOE: Here, along the forested rocky coast of Atlantic Canada, we howl with coyotes. They yip, hoot and kind-of bark.  But not a real a-whooooo … Continue reading






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Famous Bears in Fact & Fiction – From Gentle Ben to Brutus Bear

  Famous Bears in Fact & Fiction     “GRIZZLY BEARS ARE THE TRUE MONARCHS OF THE WILDERNESS.” Jane Goodall Quote As I said in my posting “Bears in Literature” — bears have appeared in our folk tales since we … Continue reading






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Charles Livingston Bull, Wildlife Artist

  A TRIBUTE TO CHARLES LIVINGSTON BULL, “AMERICA’S PREMIERE WILDLIFE ARTIST!”     I first saw the fierce, exhilarating drawings of American wildlife artist Charles Livingston Bull in an old hardcover copy of HAUNTERS OF THE SILENCES, by Canadian author … Continue reading






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The Old Canoe – A Classic Canadian Song by George Marsh

  The Old Canoe     The canoe is a characteristic and iconic Canadian cultural symbol. Our inland waterways were our first highways: we travelled by boat and canoe in summer, often by snowshoe or even dogsled over frozen rivers … Continue reading






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Anthropocene Defaunation: From Endangered Species to Mass Extinction

When I read the latest reports on the state of our Living Earth, well, I just have to Rant! Is Humankind THAT stupid? Okay, maybe not ALL of Humankind.  There’s still you, me and our loved ones isn’t there? But … Continue reading






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Brave African Elephant Fights Three Poachers & Wins

    Jackie Chan is right. Jackie spoke out about elephant poaching, making it clear that the iconic and majestic animals were being decimated for their ivory.  And that there is only one sure way to stop it. Speaking in … Continue reading






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Species Extinction: Extinct Animals & Endangered Species in UK

The number of species that have disappeared on Humankind’s Watch just keeps on growing.  The recent announcement in Canada that the Eskimo Curlew is now “officially” extinct is just the latest. And it saddens us.  Well, “sadden” doesn’t even begin … Continue reading






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Dancing Bears: Inuit Polar Bear Sculptures New Trends in Art

    What is the Canadian national animal?  The Polar Bear! As I’ve previously posted, there’s a movement afoot to declare the Polar Bear as our Canadian Totem animal.  And I wholeheartedly agree with it. In reality an endangered species, … Continue reading






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