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COVID-19 and Conservation

Planetary health has never been more important to human health. Learn what WCS Canada is doing to help. This page is regularly updated to reflect the changing situation.

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Ontario Government undermines protection of watersheds and natural areas

The Ontario Government has been rolling back environmental protections. We'll be updating this page as the situation evolves, and providing insights and recommendations from our scientists.

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WCS Canada scientists get their boots muddy studying wildlife and wild places across Canada in hopes of spurring action to address our growing biodiversity crisis.

A year like no other

It has been a challenging year, but WCS Canada scientists have risen to the occasion, finding creative (and safe) ways to continue important research on wildlife and wild places. 

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Northern Peatlands Story Map

WCS Canada has highlighted the importance of northern peatlands in a new visual story map that lays out the huge importance of these areas for climate control, wildlife and people. 

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Latest policy comments

WCS Canada Comments - The Yukon Mineral Development Draft Strategy and Recommendations - February 2021
We provide a response to the Yukon Mineral Development Draft Strategy and Recommendations. We provide comments and recommendations for each of the Panel's Recommendations, including those regarding First Nation's rights and adverse environmental effects of mineral exploration and mineral development activities.
WCS Canada Comments - Forest Stewardship Plan 2021-2016 - February 2021
We provided comments on the Forest Stewardship Plan 2021-2026. We recommend seeking advice by bat specialists on a regular basis, creating a section for bats in the FSP, and recommend actively searching for nursery, roosting and hibernation habitat in and around proposed cutblocks.
WCS Canada Comments - Planning the Regional Assessment in the Ring of Fire Area - January 2021
We responded to a request for input by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) to support development of the Terms of Reference and Potential Agreement for the Regional Assessment (RA) of the Ring of Fire region in northern Ontario. We recommend that the IAAC must address COVID-19 and community crises affecting First Nation's priorities. We also suggest that outputs of the RA, as well as the Terms of Reference and Potential Agreements for the RA should be co-created with First Nations out of respect and acknowledgement of Indigenous rights and authority in the region.

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