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SHAPE of Nature

The SHAPE (Species, Habitats, Actions, Policies, and Evaluations) of Nature provides a comprehensive clearinghouse of information on nature and conservation in Canada that is founded on science and accessible to everyone.

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2021 Annual Report

This is our decision decade. In the next 10 years, either we will take steps to embrace biodiversity protection and climate action or we will watch the window close on a last best opportunity to reverse the combined crisis of declining ecosystem health and an unravelling climate.

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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.

10 Canadian Species on the Edge of Extinction

Knowing about wildlife and conservation issues from around the world is important if we are going to save endangered species. But it’s perhaps even more important for people living in Canada to know about the plants and animals we have right here in our own country that are also endangered. Because these are the species where our actions at home will determine if they slip over the brink of extinction.

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22 reasons conservation in Canada matters to the planet

While there are myriad actions that need to be taken to help conserve biodiversity in Canada, one simple action we can all take today is to learn a little more about nature where we live.

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Latest Publications

Microbial isolates with Anti‑Pseudogymnoascus destructans activities from Western Canadian bat wings
Forsythe, A. et al. (incl. Lausen, C.L.). 2022. Scientific Reports 12:9895
Efficacy and ethics of intensive predator management to save endangered caribou
Johnson, C.J., Ray, J.C and St-Laurent, M-H. 2022. Conservation Science and Practice e12729
Developing a national level evidence-based toolbox for addressing freshwater biodiversity threats
Reid et al. (incl. O'Connor, C.M.). 2022. Biological Conservation 269:109533
Coupling validation effort with in situ bioacoustic data improves estimating relative activity and occupancy for multiple species with cross-species misclassifications
Stratton, C. et al (incl. Lausen, C. and Rae, J. ). 2022. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 2022;00:1-16.
Quantifying firebrand production and transport using the acoustic analysis of in-fire cameras.
Quantifying firebrand production and transport using the acoustic analysis of in-fire cameras. Thompson, D. K. et al. (incl. Yip, D.A.) Fire Technology

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WCS Canada's newsletters have stories about our scientists in the field, interesting insights about wildlife and important conservation alerts.

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Latest policy comments

WCS Canada Comments - Recommendations to Yukon Government for a New Public Lands Act to Replace and Modernize Existing Legislation - 30 May 2022
WCS Canada's recommendations to the Yukon Government for a New Public Lands Act to replace and modernize the existing legislation.
WCS Comments - WCS recommendations for OEWG- May 2022
WCS’s Position Paper for the Fourth Session of the Open-Ended Working Group, Nairobi, June 2022, regarding the final draft of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.
Joint Comment - Proposed Amendment to the Greenbelt expansion ERO #019-4485 - 22 April 2022
Sixty-two organizations signed a letter to the Honorable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, to convey disappointment over the narrow scope of the proposed expansion to the Greenbelt in Ontario. The letter recommends a new, expanded approach to urban river valleys (URVs), the inclusion of the Paris Galt Moraine, cancellation of Highway 413 and the Bradford Bypass, and includes a list of places that should be added to the Greenbelt expansion.

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Photo credits: Banner | Susan Morse © News | Mountain landscape: Susan Morse ©,  River: Maitland Conservation Authority ©, Caribou: Don Reid © WCS Canada, Peatlands: Mike Oldham  | Bat with WNS © NPS/Creative Commons License  | 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 © | Black-capped chickadee © Malcolm Boothroyd | Yukon mining: Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle © WCS Canada. 

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