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New Clues Emerge About the Fluffy Dogs Once Bred for Their Wool
The story of these distinctive doggos is emerging from ancestral knowledge of the Coast Salish peoples and a new genetic study of the pelt of a pup named Mutton.
by Roxanne Hoorn
On the Coast of British Columbia, Ancient Stewardship Gets a Modern Spin
From tracking rare spirit bears to responding to disasters, First Nations coastal guardians are on watch.
by Ashley Stimpson
One Island's Effort to Count Every Species, and Make Every Species Count
Scientists, residents, and visitors have banded together for a massive biodiversity survey of British Columbia's Galiano Island.
by Marina Wang
Meet the Dog With a Nose for Keeping British Columbia Free of Invasive Mussels
Destructive mollusks threaten the Canadian province's waterways but K9 Kilo and his handler are on the case.
by Marc Fawcett-Atkinson
How Radar Is Helping Track Down Lost Indigenous Gravesites
It's getting easier to find potential remains non-invasively—but that's just one step in a long and painful process.
by Diane Peters
How Indigenous-Led Conservation Brought a Caribou Herd Back From the Brink
An innovative collaboration between two British Columbia First Nations protects the most vulnerable animals.
by Ashley Stimpson
Saving Canada's Hardiest Hummingbirds Requires Extreme Care
Bird-loving volunteers are going to great lengths to help the animals survive a cold snap in British Columbia.
by Rochelle Baker