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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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Digging deep on costs and benefits of mining in Yukon

The Yukon Government has embarked on a review of the rules around mining in the territory. WCS Canada weighed in with a comprehensive set of recommendations urging the government to create a framework that better acknowledges the significant ecological impacts of mining. 

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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.

Unlocking Ontario’s fishy secret

The far north in Ontario is an aquatic haven. At least 50 species of fish can be found in this Arctic drainage basin. Connie O'Connor and Meg Southee explain how they identified key areas for freshwater diversity and why we should protect them.

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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 Publications

Insley, S.J. , Tauzer, L.M., Halliday, W.D. , Illasiak, J. Green, R. Kudlak, A. and Kuptana, J. 2021. Ringed Seal Diet and Body Condition in the Amundsen Gulf region, Eastern Beaufort Sea, Arctic 74(2): 127-138
Hooker, S.K., Andrews, R.D., Arnould, J. P. Y., Bester, M.N., Davis, R.W., Insley, S.J. , Gales, N.J., Goldsworthy, S.D. and McKnight, J.C. 2021. Fur seals do, but sea lions don’t — cross taxa insights into exhalation during ascent from dives, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 376: 20200219
Lausen, C.L. , Proctor, M.F., Paetkau, D., Nagorsen, D.W., Govindarajulu, P., Burles, D. and Blejwas, K. 2021. Reply to the comment by Morales et al. on “Population genetics reveal Myotis keenii (Keen’s myotis) and Myotis evotis (long-eared myotis) to be a single species”, Canadian Journal of Zoology 99(5): 423-432

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Latest policy comments

WCS Canada Comments - Critical Minerals Framework Discussion Paper - June 2021
WCS Canada provides comments on the Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (MENDM) Critical Minerals Framework Discussion Paper (ERO No. 019‐3281).
WCS Canada Comments - McQuesten Project YESAB 2021-0017-0022 - May 2021
WCS Canada provides comments on the Banyan Gold Corp Quartz Exploration Project, focusing on impacts of additional access to the area, lack of mapping/inventory of wetlands and impacts on moose populations and moose habitat.
WCS Comments - Position Statement for CBD SBSTTA-24 and SBI-3 - April 2021
WCS comments on the CBD Secretariat and the Co-Chairs of the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF).

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Photo credits: Banner | Susan Morse © News | Mountain landscape: Susan Morse ©,  River: Maitland Conservation Authority ©, Year end blog: William Halliday © WCS Canada, Peatlands: Mike Oldham, Mosaic | Northern Mountains: Hilary Cooke © WCS Canada, Wolverine: Susan Morse ©. Brook Trout: Engbretson Underwater Photography ©, Bat: Cory Olson ©, Wild Places: Hilary Cooke © WCS Canada, Ontario River: Constance O'Connor © WCS Canada, Caribou: Susan Morse © 






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