Winging it with old-growth trees

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(January 24, 2024) Can fake old-growth trees help this endangered animal? Northern myotis bats weigh little more than a loonie and have long, dark ears. Females take turns looking after each other’s pups under the bark of old trees — just the sort disappearing in a rare B.C. rainforest Read the full story on The Narwhal.

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More than minerals at stake in Ontario’s claim-staking boom

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(December 19, 2023)   -   With a click of a mouse, mining interests have laid claim to more than 72,000 square kilometres of land in northern Ontario over the last five years.

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A library full of sound: How a new collection of underwater sounds will help protect marine life

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A library full of sound: How a new collection of underwater sounds will help protect marine life
(May 16, 2022)   -   Sound has already told us that this remote ocean is brimming with life, including healthy populations of bowhead and beluga whales, ringed and bearded seals, and fish like Arctic cod, for a start. WCS Canada’s Arctic research team has had an ear to this ocean for some time now and we have amassed a library of sound of our own. Read this blog written by our Arctic scientist William Halliday in Canadian Geographic.

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Key Biodiversity Areas bring conservation close to home

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Key Biodiversity Areas bring conservation close to home
(February 28, 2022)   -   In this blog, Dan Kraus, our Director of National Conservation, explains how identifying Key Biodiversity Areas  is crucial for biodiversity in Canada and across the world in the Canadian Geographic.

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Modelling threats to caribou in Ontario’s Ring of Fire

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Modelling threats to caribou in Ontario’s Ring of Fire
(October 26, 2021)   -   As interest in Ontario’s mineral-rich Ring of Fire region grows, caribou face threats on multiple fronts. New research could help chart a path to their conservation.

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‘Bat boxes’ could help revive Canada’s depleting bat population

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‘Bat boxes’ could help revive Canada’s depleting bat population
(August 25, 2021)   -   Wildlife Conservation Society Canada and Canadian Wildlife Federation launch the Canadian Bat Box Project to help Canada's bat populations recover with the help of community scientists. 

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Environmental laws in Canada fall short of addressing the ongoing biodiversity crisis

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Environmental laws in Canada fall short of addressing the ongoing biodiversity crisis
(July 05, 2021)   -   Does Canada have what it takes to protect biodiversity? Our research suggests there is a lot of work to be done to close the gap between commitments and actions.  

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Unlocking Ontario’s fishy secret

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Unlocking Ontario’s fishy secret
(May 25, 2021)   -   The far north in Ontario is an aquatic haven. At least 50 species of fish can be found in the Arctic drainage basin in Ontario. Connie O'Connor and Meg Southee explain how they predicted which fish species are where,  how they identified key areas for freshwater diversity and why we should protect these habitats.

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Bats are superheroes of the night. Their superpowers could help us protect them.

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Bats are superheroes of the night. Their superpowers could help us protect them.
(December 28, 2020)   -   Bats' ability to echolocate is an incredible innovation. It's also one that can help us protect them.

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Beluga whistles and clicks could be silenced by an increasingly noisy Arctic Ocean

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Beluga whistles and clicks could be silenced by an increasingly noisy Arctic Ocean
(December 17, 2020)   -   This article by WCS Canada scientist Dr. William Halliday explains how climate change is increasing the noise levels under Arctic waters, and why the increasing cacophony can spell trouble for belugas.

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