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Virtual critters

To mark its 80th anniversary, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) is launching “Return to the Wild,” a virtual exhibit featuring wildlife species found throughout North America.

The exhibit will include 24 species representing six ecozones which range from the aquatic (Pacific salmon) to the terrestrial (grey wolf) and the airborne (honeybee). Each species profile will be linked to maps and to a series of articles on that animal from Canadian Geographic’s archives to show the evolution of conservation in Canada and the RCGS’s involvement in wildlife issues over the decades.

The exhibit is produced in collaboration with Canadian Heritage, as part of an initiative to provide access to museum collections across the country via the internet (

“Return to the Wild” will go live on June 1, 2010.

— Emma Lehmberg

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