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Thinking big to conserve small but important species

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Thinking big to conserve small but important species
(May 21, 2020)   -   Through the Key Biodiversity Areas program, rare, endemic and underappreciated species are finally getting their due as important components of their ecosystems.

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Five conservation experts weigh in on the future for wildlife post-COVID-19

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Five conservation experts weigh in on the future for wildlife post-COVID-19
(May 19, 2020)   -   The slowdown of human activity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to some surprising benefits for wildlife conservation. Can we keep them going after the danger has passed?

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Canada's ‘rich carbon sink’ peatlands need urgent protection, story map shows

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Canada's ‘rich carbon sink’ peatlands need urgent protection, story map shows
(May 06, 2020)   -   Northern peatlands—the richest carbon sinks on the planet and epicentres of biodiversity—are in urgent need of protection from human development, the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada asserts, in a detailed “story map” that outlines why and how these “enormous carbon storehouses” must be preserved, with Indigenous peoples leading the way.

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It’s time to start paying attention to Canada’s peatlands

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It’s time to start paying attention to Canada’s peatlands
(May 01, 2020)   -   Meg Southee, WCS Canada's GIS Analyst and Spatial Data Manager writes about the importance of conserving northern peatlands for Canadian Geographic.

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