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Ontario's Vision for Mineral Exploration and Mining: Renewing the Mineral Development Strategy

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Ontario's Vision for Mineral Exploration and Mining: Renewing the Mineral Development Strategy
(July 09, 2015) Even though Ontario's mining sector has been in a downturn for the past two years, mining is still big business. Ontario’s mining sector directly employs 26,000 people and supports 41,000 more jobs within the mining service and supply industries. The sector made $11B in 2014 and invested $1.3B back into the province.   Mining has recently moved into Ontario's Far North. This remote region contains globally significant ecosystems and is home to many species at risk, including caribou, ...

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Conservation in Canada's North gets needed support from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation

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Conservation in Canada's North gets needed support from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation
(December 19, 2012) Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada today announces a three-year grant from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation to help fund our continued conservation efforts in two of Canada’s most pristine,yet imminently threatened, northern regions — Ontario’s Far North and Northern British Columbia/Southern Yukon.  These funds will help extend our work into Canada’s Western Arctic, partnering with WCS’s Beringia program. 

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6 Oct, 2009 - WCS Canada celebrates the huge expansion of Nahanni National Park reserve to six-times its original size.

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(June 10, 2009) WCS Canada’s conservation science and collaboration with other environmental organizations and First Nations leads to this tremendous expansion of Nahanni National Park Reserve. Now nearly the size of Vancouver Island, these new boundaries will allow for wide-ranging wildlife, such as grizzlies and caribou to roam freely. View in Full.

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20 Sept, 2007 - Act now to protect northern fisheries, report urges.

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(September 20, 2007) Ontario's immensely valuable northern freshwater fisheries could be at risk as resource development expands. View in Full.
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Heavy Human Footprint it the Northern Appalachian and Acadian Ecoregion revealed by new study.

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(August 06, 2007) More than 99 percent of the land in the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada is directly influenced by human activities. View in Full. Link to Full Report.

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Furry Fingerprints - Quirks and Quarks, CBC Radio

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(June 02, 2007) Following fishers, a member of the weasel family, is full of pitfalls. Conservation biologists generally tell how many fishers are in an area by using tracking boxes, a non-invasive device that will record a fisher's tracks. Unfortunately, if there were several fisher tracks in the same area, it was always impossible to tell whether one or many fishers actually left them. That was until Dr. Justina Ray, the director of the Wildlife Conservation Society, Canada, and colleagues, were sitting aroun...

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WOODLAND CARIBOU EXPERT WORKSHOP

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(June 01, 2007) A workshop organized by WCS Canada the Canadian Boreal Initiative and was held February 28 and March 1, 2006 at the University of Ottawa with habitat needs of woodland caribou as the central focus.  The goal of the gathering was to explore how much consensus there is among caribou scientists about what is and what is not caribou habitat, and on parameters or thresholds for maintaining sufficient woodland caribou habitat in the face of large-scale anthropogenic disturbances.  Presently,...

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BIG ANIMALS and SMALL PARKS: Implications of Wildlife Distribution and Movements for Expansion of Nahanni National Park Reserve

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(June 01, 2007) Too small, too narrow - this is the problem facing Nahanni National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories. Created in 1972 to protect the spectacular falls and canyons of the famed South Nahanni River, the park is only 8 km wide in some sections. Dr. John Weaver, a WCS conservation biologist who has studied wildlife in the Yellowstone-to-Yukon region for more that 3 decades, has now completed a 4-year study of grizzly bears, Dall's sheep, and woodland caribou throughout the Greater Nahanni E...

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CSI: Upstate New York.

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(May 21, 2007) Criminalistics meets conservation in northern New York’s Adirondack region, home to the elusive fisher. View in Full.
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