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Weaver's Report Informs Response to AB Draft Regional Plan

Weaver's Report Informs Response to AB Draft Regional Plan
(November 14, 2013) Our John Weaver's most recent report, Protecting and Connecting Headwater Havens, has come in very handy in assessing the Government of Alberta's draft regional plan for the southern portion of the province, released in October. Using evidence from the report, John was able to assess the regional plan's capacity to protect iconic species such as grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, wolverine, and the threatened bull trout. The regional plan designates regions such as mountain tops and other poor h...

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Radio Canada Interviews Dr. Don Reid

Radio Canada Interviews Dr. Don Reid
(October 29, 2013) Listen to this Radio Canada interview of our Dr. Don Reid on changes in the Arctic and the results of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment, an international effort to which he was a key contributor. One of their key conclusions was that the number one threat to the Arctic and its wildlife is climate change; click on the link to the interview below to learn more. >>Link to Radio Canada interview

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New WCS Canada Report on Future of Development in Ontario's North

New WCS Canada Report on Future of Development in Ontario's North
(September 30, 2013) "A Fork in the Road:  Future Development in Ontario’s Far North” describes the application of a simulation model (ALCES®) in the James Bay Lowland region of Ontario's Far North. Matt Carlson and WCS Canada's Cheryl Chetkiewicz used the model to simulate changes due to potential mining, hydroelectric development, infrastructure, forestry, and fire over the next 50 years. They modeled the effect of these changes on caribou, wolverine, and moose habitats and developed an impact...

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WCS Canada Report Proposes New Wildland Provincial Parks in Alberta

WCS Canada Report Proposes New Wildland Provincial Parks in Alberta
(July 17, 2013)   -   http://www.wcscanada.org/Portals/96/Documents/WeaverReport7-%20NEWS%20RELEASE.pdf

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Gating Mines to Save Bats

Gating Mines to Save Bats
(July 16, 2013)   -   http://www.nelsonstar.com/news/212403761.html

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WCS Informs Discussions at Arctic Council Meeting

WCS Informs Discussions at Arctic Council Meeting
(May 16, 2013)   -   http://www.arctic-council.org/index.php/en/environment-and-people/biodiversity/arctic-biodiversity-assessment-aba/746-the-arctic-biodiversity-assessment-explores-the-future-of-arctic-ecosystems

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Toward No Net Loss in Biodiversity- WCS Canada Workshop at World's Largest Mining Convention

Toward No Net Loss in Biodiversity- WCS Canada Workshop at World's Largest Mining Convention
(April 04, 2013) On March 5th, 2013, WCS Canada hosted a workshop on corporate social responsibility at the world's largest mining convention, PDAC 2013, in Toronto. The session ended up being standing room only, showing that the mining industry's interest in this topic has risen considerably in recent years. Panelists, including WCS Canada's Justina Ray, WCS's Ray Victurine, and representatives from three mining companies, discussed how companies can integrate biodiversity concerns into their operations and how...

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Collaborating for Northern Conservation - Featured on Canadian Geographic website

Collaborating for Northern Conservation - Featured on Canadian Geographic website
(April 04, 2013)   -   http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/magazine/dec12/arctic_research_map.asp

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PRESS RELEASE: New WCS Canada Report on Wildlife in Southern Canadian Rockies

PRESS RELEASE: New WCS Canada Report  on Wildlife in Southern Canadian Rockies
(March 06, 2013) **NEWS RELEASE**   CONTACT:    SCOTT SMITH: (1-406 522 9333 x116; ssmith@wcs.org) STEPHEN SAUTNER: (1-718 220 3682; ssautner@wcs.org  JUSTINA RAY (1-416-850-9038 EXT. 22; jray@wcs.org)  Wildlife in Southern Canadian Rockies Vulnerable to Human Impacts New WCS Canada report maps out key habitats.  Calls for safe havens, safe passages  Grizzly bears, wolverines, mountain goats and bull trout among the “highly” vulner...

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

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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