Muddy Boots Blog

Muddy Boots is our internal blog where our staff members share experiences getting their boots muddy with on-the-ground conservation research! You can find our contributions to external blogs and Op Eds here.

One Health for Watersheds, Wildlife & Well-being

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One Health for Watersheds, Wildlife & Well-being
(November 24, 2021)   -   In our modern world we’ve largely separated environmental health and human health. Unfortunately, in our efforts to separate the well-being of people and that of the natural world, we’ve created cracks in our ecosystems that both nature and people fall through. But there is growing recognition of the new One Health approach, which can help nature and people to thrive. 

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Bison Day: Q&A with WCS Canada’s new Director of National Conservation

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Bison Day: Q&A with WCS Canada’s new Director of National Conservation
(November 05, 2021)   -    Dan Kraus, WCS Canada’s new Director of National Conservation, gives us some FAQs about bison and their conservation, just in time for #NationalBisonDay.

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It’s a boom-and-bust world for snowy owls

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It’s a boom-and-bust world for snowy owls
(October 28, 2021)   -   Intact and fully functioning ecosystems can be remarkably unstable and apparently inefficient, but snowy owls have evolved to cope with the ups and downs.

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#WorldRiversDay - Working with Moose Cree youth

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#WorldRiversDay - Working with Moose Cree youth
(October 15, 2021)   -   WCS Canada scientist Claire Farrell gives an update on working with Moose Cree Youth on #WorldRiversDay.

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The places we protect for nature must be connected

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The places we protect for nature must be connected
(October 09, 2021)   -   The loss of wildlife connectivity is the result of fragmentation by a thousand cuts. Dan Kraus, our Director of National Conservation explains the need to restore connectivity and create a robust network of nature corridors in Canada.

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I am namew

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I am <i>namew </i>
(August 26, 2021)   -   Special guest blogger namew, a.k.a. the living fossil/ the dinosaur fish, writes about her experience being born and raised in the North French river. 

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Building a Trap

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Building a Trap
(June 21, 2021)   -    Ontario Northern Boreal Field Technician Jacob Seguin explains how to build a live-capture wolverine trap that is safe, strong and clever. 

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On the track of wolverines, from Ontario to Washington State

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On the track of wolverines, from Ontario to Washington State
(June 12, 2021)   -   WCS Canada scientist Matt Scrafford takes us through identifying wolverine tracks to gather information on the abundance, movement, behaviour and diet of wolverines from Ontario to Washington.

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Zoomiversity: Learning Science Communication in 2021 #BanffSciComm2021

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Zoomiversity: Learning Science Communication in 2021 #BanffSciComm2021
(June 03, 2021)   -   WCS Canada's Social Media Coordinator Rachel Godinho recounts her experience at the Best of Banff- Science Communications Program online workshop held in April 2021. 

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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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