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.

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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A year like no other

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A year like no other
(December 21, 2020)   -   It has been a challenging year, but WCS Canada scientists have risen to the occasion, finding creative (and safe) ways to continue important research on wildlife and wild places.  The current Covid crisis underscores just how important it is that we develop a better understanding -- and respect for -- the natural world, so these efforts will be key to building back better.

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A unique perspective: Conservation Authorities and One Health for watersheds

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A unique perspective: Conservation Authorities and One Health for watersheds
(October 09, 2020)   -   Conservation Authorities are in a unique position to implement a holistic approach to natural areas management thanks to their focus on entire watersheds. But this valuable stewardship work may be severely eroded if the provincial government further restricts their work to safeguard and restore natural habitat and protect human health.

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