Bat Research & Education on the Prairies

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Bat Research & Education on the Prairies
(April 05, 2022)   -   Cory Olson, Program Coordinator for WCS Canada’s Alberta Community Bat Program, says the program was initiated to improve the management of bats in Alberta in advance of the arrival of White-nose syndrome, reports Eco-Friendly West.  

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Rich nations called to provide $60 bn a year to address biodiversity loss

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Rich nations called to provide $60 bn a year to address biodiversity loss
(April 05, 2022)   -   Leading environment groups, including Wildlife Conservation Society, agreed that the US, EU nations, the UK, Japan, Canada and other wealthy countries should support a target of at least $60 billion annually to address biodiversity loss  

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Environmental groups urge UN biodiversity talks to embrace ‘Nature-Positive by 2030’ goal

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Environmental groups urge UN biodiversity talks to embrace ‘Nature-Positive by 2030’ goal
(April 05, 2022)   -   Multiple NGOs including The Nature Conservancy, WWF International, Conservation International, Wildlife Conservation Society, and BirdLife International and business coalitions such as Business for Nature and WBCSD  call on negotiators to revise the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework’s Mission

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Mining Ontario's Ring of Fire could help build green energy — but also damage vital peatlands

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Mining Ontario's Ring of Fire could help build green energy — but also damage vital peatlands
(April 05, 2022)   -   Dr. Lorna Harris, a carbon and peatland researcher at Wildlife Conservation Society Canada, estimates that the area of the proposed Ring of Fire development alone locks away the equivalent of around 1.6 billion tonnes of CO2. Find out more in this article featured in the CBC What on Earth newsletter.

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Researchers race to study probiotic before white nose syndrome spreads to B.C. bats

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Researchers race to study probiotic before white nose syndrome spreads to B.C. bats
(February 28, 2022)   -   WCS Canada Bat Scientist Cori Lausen speaks on the urgency of the Western Canada Bat Program probiotic project.

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What will climate change actually look like on the Prairies?

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What will climate change actually look like on the Prairies?
(February 04, 2022)   -   Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle, our conservation planning biologist, explains how biodiversity in the Canadian Prairies is affected by climate change.  Read the CBC article and watch a video here. 

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Climate Researchers on the Most Hopeful Things They’ve Seen Yet

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Climate Researchers on the Most Hopeful Things They’ve Seen Yet
(January 20, 2022)   -   WCS'  Director of Coral Reef Conservation Emily Darling gives us her reasons on having hope in the face of climate change.

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No mining in wetlands, says conservation group as feedback ends for Yukon's draft wetland policy

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 No mining in wetlands, says conservation group as feedback ends for Yukon's draft wetland policy
(January 20, 2022)   -   Conservation Zoologist Don Reid explains the importance of wetlands to Yukoners and WCS Canada's position on Yukon's draft plan for wetlands.

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Watch: COP26 | The essential carbon service provided by northern peatlands and the Hudson Bay Lowlands

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Watch: COP26 | The essential carbon service provided by northern peatlands and the Hudson Bay Lowlands
(January 04, 2022)   -   We can do something about climate change, starting with protecting the gigantic carbon storehouses across Canada’s north: peatlands. We explained what is at stake at the COP26  Global Peatland Pavillion in Glasglow. 

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Watch: how to save Ontario’s ‘precarious’ Greenbelt from development pressure

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Watch: how to save Ontario’s ‘precarious’ Greenbelt from development pressure
(December 03, 2021)   -   An all-star panel of experts offers insights about sustainable growth and how to keep Southern Ontario’s protected gem safe, even as proposals to build highways and kickstart development threaten to chip it away.

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