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Digging deep on costs and benefits of mining in Yukon

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Digging deep on costs and benefits of mining in Yukon
(April 14, 2021)   -   The Yukon Government has embarked on a review of the rules around mining in the territory. WCS Canada weighed in with a comprehensive set of recommendations urging the government to create a framework that better acknowledges the significant ecological impacts of mining. Also featured: Punching a hole in caribou habitat - the implications of the proposed Kudz Ze Kayah mine project on the already struggling Finlayson Caribou Herd.

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Envisioning Compatibilities between Mi'kmaq Environmental Values and KBA Criteria in Mi'kma'ki

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Envisioning Compatibilities between Mi'kmaq Environmental Values and KBA Criteria in Mi'kma'ki
(January 21, 2021)   -   Recording of the KBA webinar presentation by WCS Canada post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Jeffrey Wall. 

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Wolverine: Tracking the elusive trickster

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Wolverine: Tracking the elusive trickster
(January 18, 2021)   -    WCS Canada scientist Matthew Scrafford has been studying wolverines in the boreal forest in northern Ontario for three years.  This Canadian Geographic article explains Matt's GPS data that shows wolverine  family dynamics as they hunt and scavenge. 

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Canada committed to protecting 30% of our territory by 2030. Which 30% should it be?

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Canada committed to protecting 30% of our territory by 2030. Which 30% should it be?
(January 15, 2021)   -   WCS Canada scientist, Dr. Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne is the coordinator the the Canada Key Biodiversity Areas initiative. Here, she talks with CBC's Bob McDonald, host of Quirks and Quarks, about how Canada can meet its goal of protecting 30% of lands and seas by 2030.

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Bats are superheroes of the night. Their superpowers could help us protect them.

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Bats are superheroes of the night. Their superpowers could help us protect them.
(December 28, 2020)   -   Bats' ability to echolocate is an incredible innovation. It's also one that can help us protect them.

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Beluga whistles and clicks could be silenced by an increasingly noisy Arctic Ocean

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Beluga whistles and clicks could be silenced by an increasingly noisy Arctic Ocean
(December 17, 2020)   -   This article by WCS Canada scientist Dr. William Halliday explains how climate change is increasing the noise levels under Arctic waters, and why the increasing cacophony can spell trouble for belugas.

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IBAs and KBAs in Canada: Bridging the Gap for Birds

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IBAs and KBAs in Canada: Bridging the Gap for Birds
(December 10, 2020)   -   Recording of the KBA webinar by Andrew Couturier on the relationship between Key Biodiversity Areas and Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs).

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New story map: A quest for chinook salmon in central Yukon

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New story map: A quest for chinook salmon in central Yukon
(December 04, 2020)   -   For the past two years, WCSC and the First Nation of Na-cho Nyäk Dun have been working together to inventory salmon spawning habitat, water quality and sources of erosion in the Beaver River watershed using both Traditional knowledge and Scientific knowledge. This story map recreates our steps and how a partnership can help build bridges for conservation planning.

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Getting into the details: how to identify Key Biodiversity Areas, and a look into an ongoing regional KBA initiative in Yukon

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Getting into the details: how to identify Key Biodiversity Areas, and a look into an ongoing regional KBA initiative in Yukon
(November 18, 2020)   -   The second presentation in our Key Biodiversity Areas  webinar series. Presenters Jaime Grimm and Maria Leung discuss how to identify Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) and an ongoing KBA Initiative in Yukon.

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Ontario Government undermines protection of watersheds and natural areas

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Ontario Government undermines protection of watersheds and natural areas
(November 17, 2020)   -   The Ontario government has been making fundamental changes to environmental legislation in this province, often under the cover of budget omnibus bills. We've created this page to keep you up to date on these - and possible further - changes.

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