Wildlife & Natural Spaces

You cannot protect what you do not know. Nature’s diversity exists all around us. SCCF works with individuals, partners and community groups to promote knowledge of wildlife and natural environments. We work to preserve and protect for all to enjoy, both now and in the future.

Video - It's Gretchen Fitzgerald's Birthday! Honour her tireless work with a gift to Sierra Club Canada Foundation

No gifts for Gretchen! But if you would like make a donation to Sierra Club Canada Foundation to honour her work to help save our planet, you would make her birthday wishes come true. (And there's also a little gift for you when you do.)

The First Right Whale Calf Of The 2019-2020 Calving Season

We are thrilled to announce the safe arrival of the first right whale calf for the 2019-2020 calving season.

Yesterday, this sweet newborn and mother pair were sighted off Sapelo Island off the Georgia coast.

This is the first calf for right whale #3560, and she is 14 years old. There are four other expectant mothers who are being monitored by our allied agencies, and we are hoping that more pregnant mothers have yet to reveal themselves.

Two Ontario Native Communities On Front Lines To Avert Climate Change Disaster

The Objiway community of Eabametoong and Cree of Nestantaga in northern Ontario have found themselves on the front lines to avert catastrophe from climate change. They are anticipating a three-year struggle to oppose two new roads planned to accommodate mines in what has become known as Ontario’s Ring of Fire. The battle takes place via co-ordinated federal and provincial Environmental Assessments (EAs).

Michelle's Great Big Hiking Adventures

The mountains are calling and I must go. - John Muir quote-

Hiking trails have historical roots as places of transportation for people, goods, livestock, and wildlife with long-distance passages connecting villages and towns. Walking for leisure took place along garden paths or local forested trails. Recreational hiking grew dramatically in North America in the 20th century as leisure time increased post-war. A surge of outdoor recreationists coincided with the environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s. People felt an attachment to the outdoors and hiking became a means to explore nature, increase fitness, and express individuality. 

THESE SEVEN BABIES

You likely recall the joyous news in the new year at the safe arrival of seven right whale newborns (see the photo album of the 2019 Calves below.)

It was extraordinary news, given that not one baby had been born the year before.

But we find ourselves facing the devastating reality that eight critically important right whales have died in Canadian waters this summer. 

It means these new little lives must be protected on an emergency basis.

I fear for their safety, at such a precarious time in their first precious year of life.