Feb 9, 2012
Nature And Wildlife In Canada
Canada is a beautiful country, rich with lush greens inhabited by flora and fauna.
There are 7 main biomes in Canada, and they are temperate coniferous forests, rocky mountains, prairies, broadleaf forests, mixed forests, boreal forests and tundra. All of these biomes combined gives Canada its extreme biodiversity. The nature and wildlife of Canada should be protected from the human encroachment.
Animals in Canada
The animals in Canada could be grouped into insects, birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. Some mammals which inhabits Canada are the likes of the Cana Lynx, prairie dog, reindeer, bobcat, black bear, arctic hare, polar bear, snowshoe hare, wolverine, whale, seal, wapiti, white tailed deer, mountain lion, and so much more.
Birds in Canada
Birds which can be found in the nature of Canada are the likes of the Canada Goose, Black Capped Chickadee, Great Horned Owl, Downy Woodpecker, Cooper’s Hawk, Canvasback, and a whole lot more. According to biology studies and research, there are over 55,000 species of insects, as well as 11,000 species of spiders and mites in Canada.
Mammals in Canada
Usually, mammals are often brought into Canada’s many national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, both to protect the animals as well as to promote wildlife tourism in Canada. There are many programs which are being organized to help protect Canada’s fauna from human encroachment. Many animals in Canada are being threatened because of development, hunting, exploration, mining and many more.
Nature in Canada
According to studies and research by environmental groups in Canada, it is said that Canada is the home to over 17,000 identified species of mosses, ferns, herbs, flowers, trees and other flora.
Trees in Canada
Among some of the many trees which are native to Canada are the likes of the Balsam Poplar, the White Birch, the Cottonwood, Trembling and Large Tooted Aspen, Jack Pine, Lodgepole Pine, Larch, Balsam Fir, White Spruce, Black Spruce and so much more.
The national emblem of Canada is a beaver, and it was adopted in 1975. This relates to history where Canada’s early economic history was related to beaver fur trading, as well as the beaver being a symbol of industry. In 1902, the Canadian Horse was also declared as a national symbol especially because of its use with the Mounties. The flora symbol of Canada is the maple leaf and the maple tree, which was declared all the way back in 1860. With so many floras and faunas inhabiting the nature of Canada, we should do all we can to preserve the wildlife of Canada.