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Nature Canada Annual Reports

We invite you to read Nature Canada’s Annual reports. Over the years, we have celebrated spectacular wins for nature. Together, we have taken action to protect wilderness and wildlife and preserve nature for future generations.

We would like to thank our generous donors, supporters and volunteers, who have been a part of our collective conservation successes. Your support makes what we do possible.

Annual Report 2012-2013

2012/2013 Annual Report

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Financial statement

Annual Report 2011-2012

2011/2012 Annual Report

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Annual Report 2010-2011

2010/2011 Annual Report

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Annual Report 2009-2010

2009/2010 Annual Report

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Annual Report 2008-2009

2008/2009 Annual Report

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Annual Report 2007-2008

2007/2008 Annual Report

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Annual Report 2006-2007

2006/2007 Annual Report

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Annual Report 2005-2006

2005/2006 Annual Report

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Annual Report 2004-2005

2004/2005 Annual Report

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2003/2004 Annual Report

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Other publications:

This page contains free Nature Canada reports, publications and resources for nature enthusiasts, teachers and students. Choose from the following subject areas:

  • Bird Conservation
  • Species at Risk
  • Nature Education
  • Nature Canada Corporate Materials
  • Parks and Protected Areas
  • Nature Canada’s Print Newsletter

Bird Conservation Materials

State of the World’s Birds
The report explains that bird populations – and overall ecosystem health – are declining around the world. But there is good news: conservation works. The annual cost of protecting all nature would be surprisingly low. State of the World’s Birds outlines where and how that money should be spent. 
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State of Canada’s Birds
This report draws on 40 years of data – from professionals and citizen scientists – to present an overview of how Canada’s birds are faring. It summarizes the status of Canada’s bird populations for eight biomes, including the boreal forest, prairies, Arctic and oceans. The report is co-authored by Nature Canada and the North American Bird Conservation Initiative in Canada (NABCI-Canada).
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Protecting Canada’s Important Bird Areas
Nature Canada is involved in monitoring a worldwide network of Important Bird Areas (IBA), sites that provide essential habitat for birds. Canada’s 597 IBAs are vitally important for breeding, migrating and wintering bird populations. Learn more about priority IBAs in Canada:

  • Introduction: Natural Priorities, Protecting Our Important Bird Areas
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  • Suffield IBA: Keep the Wild in our National Wildlife Area
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  • The Atlantic Coastal Islands: Guard Canada’s Coast for Wildlife
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  • Norfolk Forest Complex IBA: Restore the Carolinian Ecosystem
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  • Eastern Cape Sable Island IBA: Help Communities Conserve Their Local IBA for All of Us
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  • Mackenzie River IBAs: Protect Canada’s Last Wild River
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  • Scott Islands Group IBA: Prevent Disaster in Canada’s Ocean Wilderness
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  • Eastern Lake St. Clair IBA: Save the Remains of Ontario’s Most Precious Habitats
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  • Sable Island IBA: Conserve Birds and Biodiversity in the Atlantic Ocean
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  • Battures de Beauport and Chenal de L’Ile d’Orleans IBA: Make Room for Birds in the City 
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  • Boundary Bay – Roberts Bank – Sturgeon Bank – Fraser River Estuary IBA: Safeguard 5,000,000 Migrating Birds on the Pacific Coast 
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Important Bird Areas Master Plan
Published January 2011. Nature Canada outlines the scope and goals of the nation-wide Important Bird Areas program in an accessible, two-page document.
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State of the World’s Birds
Published October 2008. This BirdLife International special report provides evidence of population declines for some of North America’s most common bird species, in a global analysis of birds and their status.
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Conserving Wildlife on a Shoestring Budget
Published September 2002. Nature Canada outlines the opportunities and challenges for Canada’s National Wildlife Areas, Migratory Bird Sanctuaries and Marine Wildlife Areas. 
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Manual for Training Bird Guides in Rural Communities
Published 2004. This manual was produced to assist organizers and instructors of bird identification workshops, particularly in Latin American rural communities.
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Birds, Bird Habitat and the Mackenzie Gas Project: Important Bird Areas and Migratory Birds as Valued Components
This report was presented in October 2006 at a Topic-specific General Hearing (Wildlife and Wildlife Habitat, including Birds and Bird Habitat) for the Mackenzie Gas Project.
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Species at Risk Materials

Canada’s Species at Risk Act: Implementation at a Snail’s Pace
Published April 2009. A collaborative report that highlights the major shortcomings of the Act and grades its implementation.
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Species at Risk Act: Three Years Later
Published June 2006. Read about the four ways the Species at Risk Act is failing to protect Canada’s endangered species, and what Nature Canada recommends the government do about it.
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Submission To The Commission For Environmental Cooperation
In October 2006, Nature Canada filed a formal complaint to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America (CEC), alleging that Canada is failing to enforce its Species at Risk Act. Read the full complaint.
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Nature Education Materials

FrogWatch Observation Form
FrogWatch is part of a suite of national volunteer monitoring programs called NatureWatch, designed to help identify ecological changes that may be affecting our environment.
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IceWatch Observation Form
IceWatch is part of a suite of national volunteer monitoring programs called NatureWatch, designed to help identify ecological changes that may be affecting our environment.
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WormWatch Observation Form
WormWatch is part of a suite of national volunteer monitoring programs called NatureWatch, designed to help identify ecological changes that may be affecting our environment.
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WormWatch Poster
The Wormwatch poster is a handy reference guide for WormWatch participants.
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PlantWatch Observation Form
PlantWatch is part of a suite of national volunteer monitoring programs called NatureWatch, designed to help identify ecological changes that may be affecting our environment.
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Your Hands-on Guide to Backyard Living
Your balcony, patio, or backyard can be essential habitat for local wildlife. You can make a difference by adopting nature-friendly practices in your backyard or when out and about.
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Your Hands-on Guide to Bird Conservation
Every spring, billions of birds fly home to Canada to start their families. You can give them a helping hand by following this easy advice from Nature Canada.
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Your Hands-on Guide to Living by Water
Spending time in, on or near the water is an integral part of life for many Canadians. For some people this includes boating. Here is some important information for boaters who want to enjoy this nation’s lakes and rivers, and protect them at the same time.
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Your Hands-on Guide to Parks and Protected Areas
Canada’s National Wildlife Areas and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries form a network of federally protected areas that conserve some of Canada’s most important wild spaces for our wildlife. Learn what can you do to protect Canada’s National Wildlife Areas and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries.
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Your Hands-on Guide to Plants and Climate Change
Plants and the climate and tightly connected. Find why plants are good climate change indicators, and learn some simple ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow climate change.
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Your Hands-on Guide to Species at Risk
Canada is a country rich in biodiversity and filled with wild and iconic creatures. However, many of these majestic animals are severely threatened. Support Nature Canada’s efforts to save our species at risk, such as the mighty polar bears.
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The Importance of Biodiversity and Sustainable Agricultural Practices: A guide for youth in rural communities in Saskatchewan
Published 2004. Produced in conjunction with Nature Saskatchewan for 4-H clubs, schools and other youth groups, this guide is designed to educate youth in farming communities about the importance of biodiversity and promote sustainable agricultural practices and farmland management that benefit conservation.
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Nature Canada Corporate Materials

Who is Nature Canada?
This document explains who we are, what we do, and how you can join us in building a Nature Nation.
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Bâtir un pays ayant a cœur la Nature
Nature Canada a élaboré son premier plan stratégique sur cinq ans de manière à recentrer nos efforts de conservation et mobiliser la population canadienne afin de conserver et célébrer notre patrimoine commun : la nature.
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Parks and Protected Areas Materials

The Underlying Threat: Addressing Subsurface Threats in Environment Canada’s Protected Areas
Published by Nature Canada in February 2012, this report addresses the increasingly important issue of subsurface protection in Environment Canada’s National Wildlife Areas and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries.
Executive Summary 
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Birds, Bird Habitat and the Mackenzie Gas Project: Closing Remarks
Final Recommendations presented to the Joint Review Panel considering the Mackenzie Gas Project, November 2007.
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Assessing the Impacts of the Mackenzie Gas Project on Kendall Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Intervener Report
Report presented in November 2006 at a topic-specific General Hearing (Wildlife and Wildlife Habitat, including Birds and Bird Habitat) regarding the impacts of the Mackenzie Gas Project on the Kendall Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary.
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Migratory Birds And Important Bird Areas: Technical Review Of The Mackenzie Gas Project Environmental Impact Statement
Published June 2005. This report by Nature Canada is a technical review of the Mackenzie Gas Project environmental impact statement (EIS). The report is intended to assist the Joint Review Panel in addressing identified gaps and deficiencies in environmental assessment information relating to migratory birds and habitat.
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Wildlife in Crisis
Published 2004. Read about the threats facing Canada’s national wildlife areas and Nature Canada’s five-step plan to ensure a healthy protected areas network.
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Scoping of Ecological Impacts of Mining on Canada’s National Parks
Published 2002. Nature Canada and the Mining Association of Canada produced this study examining the extent and nature of mining activities and impacts on Canada’s national parks. The report includes strategies identified by park managers for mitigating the impact of these mining activities.
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Tread Lightly: Responsible Off-Road Ridership
Published 2008. Harmful effects on fish, plants and wild animals are reduced when off road vehicle riders follow a few simple rules.
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Nature Canada’s Print Newsletter

Spring/Summer 2013
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Fall 2012
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May 2011
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October 2010
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July 2010
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Spring 2010
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October 2009
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June 2009
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Fall 2008
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Other Useful Links and Resources

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