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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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Bat-killing fungus found in Saskatchewan

White-nose syndrome is moving west.  Our innovative monitoring program has found evidence of the fungus that causes WNS in Saskatchewan.

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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.

Canary in a Gold Mine

We follow Chrystal, Dan, Patrice and Warren of the WCS Canada bird research team to the field to see how they've been researching cumulative effects in the Yukon.

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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 on 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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Latest Publications

Climate change impacts on sea-ice ecosystems and associated ecosystem services
Steiner, N.S. (incl. Insley, S.J.). 2021. Climate change impacts on sea-ice ecosystems and associated ecosystem services. Elem Sci Anth 9:1
A guideline to frame stressor effects in freshwater ecosystems
Perujo, N., Van den Brink, P.J., Segner, H., Mantyka-Pringle, C., Sabater, S., Birk, S., Bruder, A., Romero, F. and Acuña, V. 2021. Science of The Total Environment 777(146112)
Arctic Crashes: People and Animals in the Changing North (Book Review)
Halliday, W.D.2021. Marine Mammal Science 37(3): 1166-1167.
On the alarming state of freshwater biodiversity in Canada
Desforges, J.E. et al. (incl. O'Connor, C.M.). 2021. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.
The biodiversity crisis in Canada: failures and challenges of federal and sub-national strategic and legal frameworks
Ray, J.C., Olive, A. and Grimm, J. 2021. FACETS 6: 1044–1068.

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Latest policy comments

WCS Canada Comments - Consultation on trade controls in elephant ivory in Canada - September 2021
WCS Canada provides comments to Environment and Climate Change Canada in response to the public consultation on potential additional trade controls on the international trade of elephant ivory. WCS Canada makes several suggestions regarding: the Canadian domestic market for elephant ivory, the non-commercial trade in hunting trophies, trade in elephant ivory personal and household items, a national strategy for combatting wildlife trafficking, support for elephant range States, and the use and trade in walrus and narwhal ivory.
WCS Comments - Ecosystem Integrity and International Policy - August 2021
In this document, WCS has listed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on ecosystem integrity and its role in international policy.
WCS Comments - Recommendations on Draft 1 of the Global Biodiversity Framework - July 2021
WCS makes recommendations intended to help the parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and other Open Ended Working Groups (OEWG) participants refine Draft 1 of the Global Biodiversity Framework for final consideration at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP15).

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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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