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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.

A year like no other

It has been a challenging year, but WCS Canada scientists have risen to the occasion, finding creative (and safe) ways to continue important research on wildlife and wild places. 

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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 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).
WCS Canada Comments - Letter to TRCA re 1802 Bayly St Pickering - March 2021
WCS Canada provides input into the special hearing of Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s board of directors on March 12 on the development of 1802 Bayly Street in Pickering.
WCS Canada Comments - Kudz Ze Kayah Project YESAB 2017-0083 - March 2021
WCS Canada provides comments on the proposed Kudz Ze Kayah Project in southeastern Yukon (an open pit and underground zinc, silver, copper, gold and lead mine) related to the potential impacts of the Project on the Finlayson Caribou Herd.

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