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COVID-19 and conservation: Planetary health has never been more important to human health

COVID-19 and conservation: Planetary health has never been more important to human health
(March 27, 2020)   -   Learn about what WCS Canada is doing to get to the root cause of zoonotic diseases like COVID-19.

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Can bats be saved?

Can bats be saved?
(March 25, 2020)   -   A wonderful piece written for the Canadian Wildlife Magazine that explores the challenges faced by bats, and what we're doing to help. Featuring WCS Canada's Dr. Cori Lausen.

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Engaging Science

Engaging Science
(March 20, 2020)   -   WCS Canada President Dr. Justina Ray has been named the inaugural winner of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution President’s Award for Societal Engagement! 

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Where Arctic Cod Goes, Marine Mammals Follow

Where Arctic Cod Goes, Marine Mammals Follow
(March 18, 2020)   -   Increased ship traffic in the warming Arctic drives fish away, study shows, spelling larger impacts on the marine food web and the communities that depend on it. WCS Canada's Dr. William Halliday discusses the work that needs to be done to manage ship traffic and underwater noise pollution.

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Hasty development of Ontario’s Ring of Fire could have devastating impacts

Hasty development of Ontario’s Ring of Fire could have devastating impacts
(February 27, 2020)   -   WCS Canada scientists, Justina Ray and Cheryl Chetkiewicz explain what's at stake when developing the Ring of Fire in the far north in Ontario

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Coronavirus outbreak shows the risk in ignoring human activity’s impact on nature

Coronavirus outbreak shows the risk in ignoring human activity’s impact on nature
(February 02, 2020)   -   Human activities that degrade or encroach on wild habitats increase the likelihood of humans catching such diseases, and create many other health risks too.

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Wolverine: Ghost of the Northern Forest

Wolverine: Ghost of the Northern Forest
(February 01, 2020)   -   A CBC documentary featuring WCS Canada scientist, Dr. Matt Scrafford.

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Beluga whales’ silence speaks volumes

Beluga whales’ silence speaks volumes
(January 20, 2020)   -   We don’t fully understand how the growing acoustic disturbances caused by human activities on the ocean – such as sonar, oil drilling or the movement of large shipping vessels – is affecting whales and other marine mammals. But judging by their behaviour when exposed to these noises, we can speculate that it is at best unwelcome and at worse a survival threat that interferes with communications, causes extreme stress, and can even lead to death.

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Commentary: Burning wood for energy is not a climate-friendly policy

Commentary: Burning wood for energy is not a climate-friendly policy
(January 10, 2020)   -   Hilary Cooke and Don Reid, based out of the Whitehorse office of WCS Canada explain why biomass energy, or wood burning, isn't a green alternative.

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The Long Shot: Saving Western Bats

The Long Shot: Saving Western Bats
(November 11, 2019)   -   A documentary about WCS Canada's work to save western bats

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