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How each of us can help protect biodiversity as the Prairies warm

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How each of us can help protect biodiversity as the Prairies warm
(May 16, 2022)   -   WCS Canada conservation planning biologist Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle says protecting biodiversity as the Prairies warm starts in our backyards. Read more on CBC.ca

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This Pioneering Collaboration Will Open a New Window Into Bird Migration

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This Pioneering Collaboration Will Open a New Window Into Bird Migration
(May 16, 2022)   -   Pooling research from numerous international partners, Audubon's Migratory Bird Initiative promises to paint the fullest picture yet of the awe-inspiring phenomenon of blackpoll warbler  bird migration. Included in this story is WCS Canada scientist Hilary Cooke's blackpoll warbler research conducted in Summer 2020 in northern British Columbia.  

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Ontario must proceed with caution in the switch to EV vehicles

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Ontario must proceed with caution in the switch to EV vehicles
(May 16, 2022)   -   Math first, dig later. In this letter to the Toronto Star, Susan Sheard cautions the Ontario government in their switch to EV vehicles,  referencing WCS Canada scientist Lorna Harris' research on peatlands and the Ring of Fire.

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Pour faire des voitures électriques, le Canada laisse détruire des tourbières

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Pour faire des voitures électriques, le Canada laisse détruire des tourbières
(May 16, 2022)   -   Les tourbières canadiennes sont de formidables pièges à carbone. Mais ces milieux humides sont fortement menacés. Un projet de mine visant à extraire des matériaux pour fabriquer des batteries de véhicules électriques est, notamment, vivement contesté. Lorna Harris, chercheuse de la Wildlife Conservation Society Canada se demande dans quelle mesure ce vernis vert n’est pas plutôt une nouvelle manière d’accélérer le business minier.

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Opinion: Government must make the case for mining in the Ring of Fire

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Opinion: Government must make the case for mining in the Ring of Fire
(May 16, 2022)   -   Conservation scientists Constance O'Connor and Justina Ray say success of mining projects depend on solid environmental assessments

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Canada’s Emissions Reduction Plan confirms commitment to peatlands

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Canada’s Emissions Reduction Plan confirms commitment to peatlands
(May 16, 2022)   -   Canada’s Emissions Reduction Plan reaffirms a commitment to “Investing in nature and natural climate solutions” through a $780 million fund to “conserve, restore and enhance Canada’s vast and globally significant endowment of wetlands, peatlands and grasslands to store and capture carbon.” In this article, President and Senior Scientist Justina Ray comments on peatlands as one of the greatest carbon capture systems on Earth.

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An Ever Green story about a massive climate solution 

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An Ever Green story about a massive climate solution 
(May 03, 2022)   -   “Ever Green,” a newly published book about Saving Big Forests to Save the Planet, is a mantra of hope in our global crisis of climate disruption that explains the opportunity and need to keep these forests intact. 

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How climate change will change Canada - and how we can make our communities more resilient

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How climate change will change Canada - and how we can make our communities more resilient
(April 05, 2022)   -   For biologists and land use planners alike, the future of Canada’s natural landscapes is becoming more dynamic and less certain. “We can see the front line of the crisis here, where our species are really struggling,” says Dr. Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle, a conservation planning biologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada. Read more here.

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Les experts de l’ONU se tournent vers le savoir traditionnel autochtone dans l’Arctique

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Les experts de l’ONU se tournent vers le savoir traditionnel autochtone dans l’Arctique
(April 05, 2022)   -   Don Reid, un biologiste de la faune pour la Wildlife Conservation Society Canada à Whitehorse, pense aussi que le monde occidental aurait tout intérêt à écouter et s’inspirer davantage des Premières Nations, notamment pour ce qui est de la gestion des feux de forêt et des risques qu’ils posent à l’habitat de certaines espèces.

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The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) approves Kootenay Lake conservation programs for 2022

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The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) approves Kootenay Lake conservation programs for 2022
(April 05, 2022)   -   The Regional District of Central Kootenay’s board of directors have approved the recommendations for this year’s conservation programs around Kootenay Lake. WCS Canada will receive $13,000 to fund bat habitat enhancement around the lake, report the Toronto Star and the Nelson Daily.

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