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Ontario wants to develop the #RingOfFire: a WCS Canada thread for #WorldWaterDay

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Ontario wants to develop the #RingOfFire: a WCS Canada thread for #WorldWaterDay
(May 06, 2022)   -   Ontario wants to develop the #RingOfFire. What is WCS Canada's response? Read our Twitter thread posted on World Water Day 2022!

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PEATLANDS: Massive -- but often overlooked -- wetlands

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PEATLANDS: Massive -- but often overlooked -- wetlands
(February 28, 2022)   -   For  World Wetland Day 2022, we created a three-part thread on why #Peatlands are hugely important for both wildlife & climate, and why they need our immediate attention.

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A Pandemic of Virtual Conferences

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A Pandemic of Virtual Conferences
(February 25, 2022)   -   Keeping up with the WCS Canada Western Arctic Team! Niki Diogou gives a summary of the Western Arctic team's current research (presented at the 2021 ArticNet meeting) and shares her experience with virtual scientific conferences, the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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This is our decision decade

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This is our decision decade
(January 14, 2022)   -   The next 10 years will be our decision decade for nature and our relationship with the planet. From peatlands to One Health to Key Biodiversity Areas, Dan Kraus, Director of National Conservation, is inspired by what WCS Canada does and is going to accomplish in 2022! 

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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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