Future of the Environment

This species of bird is benefiting from the effects of climate change

Cranes are seen at the Duchang wetland of Poyang Lake in Jiujiang. Image: REUTERS/Stringer

Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Saskatchewan

Lauren Bortolotti

Adjunct professor - Wetland ecology, University of Saskatchewan

Lionel Leston

Postdoctoral Fellow studying ornithology and conservation biology, University of Alberta

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Native grasslands and wetlands have been drained across the Canadian Prairies. Loss of these habitats is ongoing, with an additional 3.6 hectares of wetlands drained every day.
Image: Ducks Unlimited Canada
Some of the birds associated with wetlands and grasslands. Clockwise from top left: killdeer, ruddy duck, clay-coloured sparrow, yellow warbler, Eastern kingbird, American bittern.
Image: Lauren Bortolotti
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A prairie wetland in Allan Hills, Sask.
Image: Branimir Gjetvaj/Ducks Unlimited Canada
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