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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 - Ocean Noise Strategy for Canada - January 2021
We provided recommendations to DFO on their discussion document on Canada's Ocean Noise Strategy. Our specific comments address the unique character of the Arctic marine environment, management responses and further research and monitoring needs.
WCS Canada Comments - Terms of Reference for Marten Falls First Nation Community Access Road Project - December 2020
We provide recommendations on the Terms of Reference for the Martin Falls First Nation Community Access Road Project.
WCS Canada Comments - A proposal under the Ontario Endangered Species Act - December 2020
A proposal under the endangered species act would enable a Species at Risk Conservation Fund. We provide recommendations to increase the chances for success in the context on a weak regime for species at risk protection and recovery in Ontario.

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