Nature Canada
Clay Ross

Reports and Publications

Check out reports on various topics related to the work we are doing for nature. From bird conservation to education, we have materials available for you to download.

Annual Reports

Strategic Plan

Protected Areas

Make Room for Nature

Nature-based Climate Solutions

  • Nature Canada Polling Results (March 2022) 
  • Lost in the Woods: Canada’s Hidden Logging Emissions are Equivalent to Those From Oil Sands Operations
    A Nature Canada special report, co-authored with Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

  • Missing the Forest: How Carbon Loopholes for Logging Hinder Canada’s Climate Leadership
    A Nature Canada special report, co-authored with Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

  • Canada’s Approach to Forest Carbon Quantification and Accounting: Key Concerns  
  • The Logging Loophole
  • Public understanding of Nature-based Climate Solutions: A Mixed-Method Study
    Dr. Louise Comeau for Nature Canada and the David Suzuki Foundation


  • Canada’s Commitment to Plant 2 Billion Trees (2BT): 7 Principles for Success

Improving Access to Nature

Bird Conservation Materials

  • State of North America’s Birds 2016 Report

This report is based on the first-ever conservation vulnerability assessment for all 1,154 native bird species that occur in North America. The report provides the findings compiled by a team of experts for the three countries. Of these 1,154 species, 432 qualified for the Watch List, indicating species of highest conservation concern based on high vulnerability scores across multiple factors.  Download PDF


  • State of the World’s Birds 2013

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. Download PDF


  • 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). Download PDF


  • 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. Download PDF

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