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WCS Canada Comments - Recovery strategy for Ontario's Ontario’s Eastern Whip-poorwill - August 2019
We provide comments on the province of Ontario's recovery strategy outlined for the Eastern Whip-poor-will, an aerial insectivore.
WCS Canada Comments - Webequie Supply Road Project Assessment - August 2019
We are providing comments on the proposal by Webequie First Nation to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency who are determining whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the designated project. We recommend that a federal assessment must be undertaken for this project, and that the federal Environmental Assessment Agency should use the Ring of Fire to complete a pilot regional assessment under the new Impact Assessment Act.
Joint Comment - Fulfilling commitments to restore lost environmental protections and credibility to environmental assessment processes - August 2019
Letter from WCS Canada and other organisations regarding the proposed regulations under the new Impact Assessment Act.
WCS Canada Comments - Amendments to Migratory Bird Regulations - July 2019
WCS Canada staff provide recommendations, including, 1) developing clear and comprehensive guidelines for inclusion of species on Schedule 1, 2) expansion of species included on Schedule 1 based on scientific evidence of nest reuse, and 3) the development of a regulatory framework to manage the incidental take of active nests in Canada.
WCS Canada Comments - Recommendations on Northern Low Impact Shipping Corridors - July 2019
WCS Canada staff provide recommendations on an initiative to establish Low Impact Shipping Corridors through Arctic waters. We recommend a northward shift of the current corridor, which would avoid beluga and bowhead concentration areas, and would establish a noise buffer between the corridors and existing Marine Protected Areas.
WCS Position Statement - 43rd Session of the World Heritage Committee - July 2019
WCS prepared a position statement developed in preparation for the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (43COM) in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan from 30 June - 10 July 2019. This statement relates primarily to natural and mixed World Heritage sites that are on the agenda of 43COM where WCS has a field presence, and where we are working with the State Party concerned to support the management and conservation of the property. WCS Canada’s particular interest is in the Wood Buffalo National Park.
WCS Canada Comments - Briefing on the IPBES 2019 Global Assessment, Testimony to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development - June 2019
Dr. Justina Ray provides her testimony to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development about the recently-released global biodiversity assessment by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

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