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Stories and op-eds

Can AI successfully detect Ringed Seal barks in an ocean of acoustic data?

Can AI successfully detect Ringed Seal barks in an ocean of acoustic data?

A young scientist uses artificial intelligence to help protect the Arctic

Wildlife migration connects our world

Wildlife migration connects our world

On a planet that is rapidly losing nature, Canada is one of a dwindling number of countries where you can still witness wildlife spectacles.
Daniel Kraus

Media coverage

Canada’s Updated Critical Minerals List ‘Effectively Meaningless’, Critics Warn

WCS Canada President and Senior Scientist Justina Ray on the latest edition of Canada's priority list for the critical minerals.
2024-06-18 | The Energy Mix

Wolverine conservation on Superior Morning

Wolves, vehicles, and incidental trappings are putting wolverines at risk in Red Lake, Ontario. To find out more, we reached out to Matthew Scrafford. He's the Conservation Scientist at the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada.
2024-05-17 | CBC

Rare moss designated key biodiversity area in Quttinirpaaq National Park

Canada’s northernmost park is home to pockets of a moss called “Porsild’s Bryum”, a “species at risk”
2024-04-29 | Nunavut News

Monitoring birds in reclaimed placer mine sites in the Yukon

A research project in the Yukon is using birds to signal health returning to reclaimed mine sites. Morgan Brown with Wildlife Conservation Society Canada and the University of Alberta explains.
2024-04-03 | CBC

Press releases

A tiny gem hidden on a High Arctic island takes the spotlight
2024-02-13

A tiny gem hidden on a High Arctic island takes the spotlight

In a steep gully at the head of a fiord on Ellesmere Island grows a moss that forms small brilliant green colonies that have a distinctive “sparkly” appearance.
Southwestern Ontario’s “backyard” gets national recognition as stronghold for wildlife
2024-01-05

Southwestern Ontario’s “backyard” gets national recognition as stronghold for wildlife

Despite centuries of agriculture and urban development, two natural areas in southern Ontario have gained national recognition for their importance to nature.