Category North America

PODCAST: Canada’s spirit bears with naturalist Jack Plant

Meet the Spirit Bears of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, in this podcast with naturalist Jack Plant

TRAVEL: Where polar bears watch you sleep

Here in Churchill, on the icy banks of Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada, it feels like I’ve travelled to the very edge of the Earth. It’s late autumn and the snow’s tumbling, 30km/h winds are whistling and the temperature’s swinging between -2C and -18C (quite tropical compared to winter, when temps can dip as low […]

NEWS: Exactly where your cat goes when it disappears

  Take part in the Cat Tracker project and you’ll find out precisely where your feline goes on its adventures – and who it hangs out with – all in the name of serious research, natch. In a project developed by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, animal research organisation Your Wild Life and online […]

TRAVEL: Faun Stars of Canada’s Yukon Territory

I didn’t see a single horse in Whitehorse. But grizzlies? Elk? Sled dogs? Yukon count on them in the capital of Canada’s western frontier (yeah, that’s a crap pun, sorry).  The Yukon Territory is a Faunographer’s happy place – an epic wilderness of 475,000km2 bordering Alaska and stretching high into the Arctic Circle, as you […]