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Tiny Songbird Makes Record Migration, U of G Study Proves

(March 19, 2019)   -   For the first time, University of Guelph biologists have tracked an annual migration of up to 20,000 kilometres made by the 12-gram blackpoll warbler, one of the fastest declining songbirds in North America.

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Across North America and the Atlantic, Documenting an Enormous Migration Journey for a Tiny Songbird

(March 19, 2019)   -   AMHERST, Mass. ­– Blackpoll warblers that breed in western North America may migrate up to 12,400 miles roundtrip each year, some crossing the entire North American continent before making a nonstop trans-ocean flight of up to four days to South America. Now a new study led by first author Bill DeLuca at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and project lead Ryan Norris at the University of Guelph, Ontario offers details of the feat.

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Culture Revolution: Scientists Developing Probiotic Cocktail to Combat Deadly Bat Disease

(October 26, 2017) (TORONTO - October 26, 2017) – Researchers in Canada are developing a new preventative treatment to combat a deadly disease that is decimating bat populations by taking a cue from human probiotics.Think yogurt for bats.The new treatment, which is being developed by Dr. Naowarat Cheeptham of Thompson Rivers University, Dr. Cori Lausen of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada and Dr. J.P. Xu of McMaster University, uses the principle of probiotics - introducing “goo...

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Bighorn Backcountry of Alberta: Protecting Wildlife and Precious Waters

(June 14, 2017) MEDIA RELEASECONTACT:JOHN WEAVER cell: 406-274-7825; jlweaver@blackfoot.netJUSTINA RAY: cell 416-795-1636; jray@wcs.orgBighorn Backcountry an Alberta gem that needs to be safeguarded·    Area critically important for wildlife and water Edmonton, Canada (June 14, 2017) – A new scientific analysis by Wildlife Conservation Society Canada has identified a conservation gem nestled beside the two crown jewels of the Rocky Mountai...

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Securing a Wild Future for Yukon's Boreal Mountains

(June 05, 2017) **NEWS RELEASE**  CONTACT: JUSTINA RAY: ((office)1-416-850-9038 x22; (cell) 416-795-1636; jray@wcs.org) HILARY COOKE: (1-867-393-2447; hcooke@wcs.org)World Environment Day on June 5th is an opportunity for territory to plan for a wild future.Yukon can play globally significant role in protecting biodiversityRegion boasts large landscapes with thriving ecosystems with iconic mammals such as grizzly bears, caribou, and wolvesValley bottoms seen as key to conserva...

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Big Bat Find in Alberta’s Boreal Forest

(March 16, 2017) ***PRESS RELEASE***  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Big Bat Find in Alberta’s Boreal Forest • Alberta’s largest-known hibernation site outside of Rocky Mountains discovered • Hundreds of endangered bats roosting in cave • Site information vital as disease devastating bats moves westHigher resolution images of the photos below are available at:https://www.wcscanada.org/Portals/96/images/Alberta Hibernaculum Discovery Photos.zipPlease ensure pho...

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WCS Applauds New International Agreement to Protect Polar Regions

(January 19, 2017) New “Polar Code” will help minimize effects of development on wildlife in changing Arctic and Antarctic watersNew standards will help safeguard wildlife, and for the Arctic, the local communities that rely on them for food securityNew York (January 19, 2017) – WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) commends the International Maritime Organization and partners for the development and implementation of the “Polar Code,” a binding international agreeme...

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Mapping a Future for Ontario's Caribou

(December 13, 2016) **NEWS RELEASE**  CONTACT: SHANNON D’ARCY: (1-416-850-9038 Ext. 26; sdarcy@wcs.org)  MAPPING A FUTURE FOR ONTARIO’S CARIBOU WCS Canada Launches “Caribou Story Map” Interactive conservation web tool shows changes to caribou ranges over time, illustrates mining claim footprints in northern Ontario Toronto (December 13, 2016). Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada has released “The Caribou Story Map”—a web-b...

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Auditor General Slams Ontario’s Outdated Environmental Assessment Act – Groups Urge Government to Act

(December 01, 2016) Toronto, 1 December 2016. – In the wake of yesterday’s damning report by Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk in which she directed harsh criticism at the province’s environmental assessment (EA) program, environmental organizations are encouraged by Environmental Minister Glenn Murray’s commitment for ‘substantive reforms’ to modernize Ontario’s environmental assessment process.As noted by the Auditor General: “Ontario’s environmental assess...

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New Bat Habitat Discovered in Western Alberta

(February 25, 2016) **NEWS RELEASE** New Bat Habitat Discovered in Western AlbertaResident species confirmed as endangered Northern Myotis and Little Brown batsCentral Alberta (February 25, 2016) WCS Canada announced today the discovery of two bat hibernacula —places where bats hibernate during winter months—in the Alberta foothills. The discovery was made recently during Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada’s ongoing research as part of the BatCaver program (www.batcaver.org). In all, ...

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