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Ontario turns Endangered Species Act into an empty shell

Ontario turns Endangered Species Act into an empty shell
(May 10, 2019)   -   With a million species worldwide now on a path to extinction according to a new UN report, this might be a good time to think about what we can do to lessen human impacts – including climate change – on wildlife and wild places.But the Ontario government has chosen a different direction. The government has buried 20 pages of changes the Endangered Species Act in an omnibus bill about housing.  The proposed amendments are very bad news for species struggling for survival:&nb...

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Constructing a vision for Canada's wildlife

Constructing a vision for Canada's wildlife
(March 12, 2019) Tundra swans in the Tintina Trench, Yukon My first memory of getting my boots muddy is one of mimicking industrious beavers in the creek behind my grandparent’s home. I would pile sticks and mud across the breadth of the tiny waterway there, building pools of clear water deep enough to splash around in. Like many Canadians, my childhood is full of fond memories of wild places, and I’m very lucky to have been able to spend so much of my young life learning about the animals that ...

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Wading in: WCS research scientist Liset Cruz-Font paints a picture of life in the field

Wading in: WCS research scientist Liset Cruz-Font paints a picture of life in the field
(February 18, 2019) I have been going out into the field for more than 20 years, starting in Cuba, and now in Canada. Coming to WCS Canada to work on lake sturgeon telemetry – tracking tagged fish remotely using receivers – was a dream job for me. What would I need to do?  Everything that I love. First, work with (and be part of) a great team of diverse people. Second, uncover the mysterious movements of lake sturgeon, that ancient fish that has managed to survive for millennia while swim...

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