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Eavesdropping on whales

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Eavesdropping on whales
(June 06, 2020)   -   WCS Canada's Dr. William Halliday talks about how the Arctic soundscape is changing and why, and what steps WCS Canada’s research team is taking to help lower the noise level for whales. 

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Key Biodiversity Areas

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Key Biodiversity Areas
(June 05, 2020)   -   One way to focus conservation efforts is by using a new conservation tool called Key Biodiversity Areas(KBAs). KBAs are areas with exceptionally high biodiversity values. KBAs may be areas important toendangered or rare species or ecosystems, sites that hold large aggregations of species at certain timesof the year (e.g. migratory stopovers for birds, or caribou calving grounds) or large ecologically intactareas with low levels of human disturbance.

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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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Can bats be saved?

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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

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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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Back to the Basics: Re-evaluating Bat Boxes based on Bat Needs

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Back to the Basics: Re-evaluating Bat Boxes based on Bat Needs
(March 12, 2020)   -   A webinar given by WCS Canada's Dr. Cori Lausen, hosted by the Kootenay Conservation Program.

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

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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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