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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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WCS Canada-W. Garfield Weston Fellowships

We're thrilled to introduce our 2020 W. Garfield Weston Fellows! We are proud to support the important work of 11 graduate students as they adapt their research projects to restrictions to lab access and travel.

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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.

Thinking big to conserve small but important species

Through the Key Biodiversity Areas program, rare, endemic, and underappreciated species are finally getting their due as important components of their ecosystems.

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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 - Federal discussion paper on carbon pollution pricing - September 2020
We provide recommendations in response to Environment and Climate Change Canada's discussion paper - Carbon Pollution Pricing: Considerations for Protocol Development in the Federal Greenhouse Gas Offset System. We recommend that the Government of Canada explore policy, legislative and/or financial measures that could complement the offset system and broaden the range of tools available to Natural Climate Solutions that could be applied to incentivize long-term carbon management.
WCS Canada Comments - Yukon's Mineral Development Strategy - August 2020
We provide recommendations with regards to Yukon's Mineral Development Strategy to be considered by an independent panel appointed by governments in Yukon.
WCS Comments - USA draft Environmental Impact Statement and Regulations Governing Take of Migratory Birds - July 2020
WCS prepared comments in response to the United States' draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Regulations Governing Take of Migratory Birds.

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Photo credits: Banner | John Meikle © News | Mountain landscape: Susan Morse ©, Fellow: Lucas Brehaut ©, Maritime ringlet butterfly: Colin Jones ©, 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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