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A Natural Climate Solution: Peatlands

In a world that desperately needs climate solutions, we cannot afford to overlook protecting one of the world’s greatest natural tools to fight climate change: the vast carbon-rich peatlands across Canada.

NEWLY RELEASED: A recording of our presentation on the importance of peatlands at the COP-26 Global Peatland Pavilion in Glasglow. 

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This is our decision decade

The next 10 years will be our decision decade for nature and our relationship with the planet. Dan Kraus, Director of National Conservation is excited and inspired by what WCS Canada does and what WCS Canada is going to accomplish in 2022! 

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WCS Canada scientists get their boots muddy studying wildlife and wild places across Canada in hopes of spurring action to address our growing biodiversity crisis.

Canary in a Gold Mine

We follow Chrystal, Dan, Patrice and Warren of the WCS Canada bird research team to the field to see how they've been researching cumulative effects in the Yukon.

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Digging deep on costs and benefits of mining in Yukon

The Yukon Government has embarked on a review of the rules around mining in the territory. WCS Canada weighed in on a comprehensive set of recommendations urging the government to create a framework that better acknowledges the significant ecological impacts of mining.

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Latest Publications

Emerging issues for protected and conserved areas in Canada
Dietz, S. et al. (incl. Ray, J.C.). 2021. FACETS 6: 1892-1921
The essential carbon service provided by northern peatlands
Harris, L. et al. (incl. Southee, M. and Ray, J.C.). 2021. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Climate change impacts on sea-ice ecosystems and associated ecosystem services
Steiner, N.S. (incl. Insley, S.J.). 2021. Climate change impacts on sea-ice ecosystems and associated ecosystem services. Elem Sci Anth 9:1
Limited Progress in Improving Gender and Geographic Representation in Coral Reef Science
Ahmadia, G.N. et al. (incl. Darling, E.S.). 2021. Frontiers in Marine Science 8:731037
Density-dependent winter survival of immatures in an irruptive raptor with pulsed breeding
McCabe, R. A. et al. (incl. Reid, D.). 2021. Oecologica.

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WCS Canada's newsletters have stories about our scientists in the field, interesting insights about wildlife and important conservation alerts.

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Latest policy comments

WCS Comments - Updated WCS Recommendations on Draft 1 of the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework - December 2021
WCS published our initial recommendations on Draft 1 of the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) in August 2021. This updated version has been simplified to focus on areas of divergence between Parties during the Open-Ended Working Group on the post-2020 GBF (‘OEWG’).
WCS Canada Comments - Yukon Government Draft Wetland Policy - December 2021
WCS Canada comments on the Yukon Government draft for public review on a policy for the stewardship of Yukon’s wetlands. WCS Canada recommendations focus on the extent to which the draft Policy puts forward a clear and sound strategy for caring for Yukon’s wetlands to protect ecological, social, and cultural benefits for current and future Yukoners.
WCS Canada Comments - Draft Dawson Regional Plan, On the Land We Walk Together - November 2021
WCS Canada provides comments based on the invitation for public input on the Draft Dawson Regional Land Use Plan, “On the Land We Walk Together /Nän käk ndä tr’ädäl”, for guiding development, conservation and stewardship in the Dawson area.

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Photo credits: Banner | Susan Morse © News | Mountain landscape: Susan Morse ©,  River: Maitland Conservation Authority ©, Caribou: Don Reid © WCS Canada, Peatlands: Mike Oldham  | Bat with WNS © NPS/Creative Commons License  | Mosaic: Northern Mountains: Hilary Cooke © WCS Canada, Wolverine: Susan Morse ©. Brook Trout: Engbretson Underwater Photography ©, Bat: Cory Olson ©, Wild Places: Hilary Cooke © WCS Canada, Ontario River: Constance O'Connor © WCS Canada, Caribou: Susan Morse © | Black-capped chickadee © Malcolm Boothroyd | Yukon mining: Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle © WCS Canada. 






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