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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.

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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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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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Five conservation experts weigh in on the future for wildlife post-COVID-19

The slowdown of human activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to some surprising benefits for wildlife conservation. 

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Latest policy comments

WCS Comments - FAQ: Ecosystem Integrity in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework - February 2020
WCS prepared a response to Frequently Asked Questions on ecosystem integrity to the Convention on Biological Diversity's post 2020 framework.
WCS Canada Comments - Proposed changes to black bear hunting regulations - February 2020
We provide recommendations to the Ontario government in response to their proposal to implement a regular spring black bear hunt, which comes only three years after the initiation of a five-year pilot project to assess black bear harvest sustainability. We recommend that the implementation of a regular hunt be postponed at least until the pilot project ends in 2021, and the data and results of the project can finish being collected and analyzed.
WCS Position Statement - Convention on Biological Diversity, towards the development of a biodiversity strategy for 2020-2030 - January 2020
WCS prepared a submission to the Convention on Biological Diversity in response to the Zero Draft of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

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Photo credits: Banner | John Meikle © News | Mountain landscape: Susan Morse ©, Wolverine: Susan Morse ©, Caribou: Susan Morse ©, Coronavirus: AFP via Gettyimages, 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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