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Shop for the Holidays & Help the Environment

Buying gifts can be stressful at this time of year, especially when you're concerned about your impact on the planet. Nature Manitoba has some of our most popular books in stock, and part of the proceeds from all sales go directly to support our work! You can give a great gift that encourages people to get outside and explore, AND help protect some of our province's most vulnerable habitat and wildlife! It's a win-win. 

Seeking Diversity in Citizen Science

Collecting data on birds can be difficult work. You have to know where to find birds, you have to know what time of year and day to find birds, you have to be able to identify birds, and you need to have knowledge of which birds are significant to an area or threatened. Not to mention the early starts, the long hours, and often remote locations. Manitoba avian researchers and local birding volunteers do all this, and also travel many kilometers every year to collect data. Still, there is a significant gap in what they are able to report.

Prairie Conservation & Endangered Species Conference

Nature Manitoba has a long history of protecting Manitoba's endangered prairie landscapes and the species that rely on these spaces. That's why we are proud to be supporting the 2019 Prairie Conservation & Endangered Species Conference through our Habitat Fund. NM board member, Christian Artuso, and NM bird program coordinator, Tim Poole, have also been hard at work serving on the committees putting this event on. 

Citizen Science for Lake Winnipeg

The health of Lake Winnipeg and its surrounding ecosystem is an important issue for many Manitobans, and a relatively new project gives local people and schools the chance to make a difference. The Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) launched in 2016, and is getting valuable information into the hands of the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF). To find out more about the program, we spoke with Chelsea Lobson, LWF's CBM Co-ordinator about what LWF has learned and how they want to see the program grow. 

Garden Tour 2018 a Success!

Nature Manitoba would like to say a great big thank you to all those who attended our fundraising tour, and an extra big thanks to all our volunteers and our the gardeners who make this happen! Our 2018 tour/plant sale was a huge success and we are excited to get working on next year's tour! Below are some of the photos and comments people were kind enough to let us share. 

A Tribute to Jennifer Shay

We were sad to hear of the passing of former president of Nature Manitoba (Manitoba Naturalist Society at the time), Jennifer Shay in early May, 2018. We would like to share this article from our November, 1993 newsletter, which touches on Jennifer's contribution to our organization. We would like to offer our condolences to Jennifer's friends and family, and all our members who were inspired by her work. 

Tigers on the Prowl

by Carla Church

Many species of amphibians are undergoing population decline, range reduction and extinction. Thirty percent of all amphibian species are considered threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), far exceeding declines in other vertebrate groups. Habitat loss and destruction are a major cause of these declines but other causes include disease, climate change, pollution, exploitation, and invasive species.