Cross Country Checkup

Are we doing enough to protect Canada's wildlife?

Scientists are sounding the alarm as threats to the survival of many species around the world and here in Canada grow. Meanwhile, a comprehensive report from the UN says one million species of plants and animals are in trouble.

The United Nations warns that 1 million species worldwide are at risk of extinction

It's believed that the population of endangered orcas has dropped to 73 after 3 resident killer whales were presumed dead earlier this week. (Elaine Thompson/The Associated Press)
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Our question this week: Are we doing enough to protect Canada's wildlife?

Scientists are sounding the alarm as threats to the survival of many species around the world and here in Canada grow.

Three southern resident killer whales expected off the coast of B.C. are presumed dead after being missing over the summer. Some experts worry that bees, crucial for pollination, are facing extinction and pesticides are partially to blame. 

Meanwhile, a comprehensive report from the UN says one million species of plants and animals are in trouble.

With guest host Michelle Eliot

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