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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.

Stories and op-eds

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

At-risk bats in race against speedway for existence

At-risk bats in race against speedway for existence

The Rosebud River valley is a sensitive riparian habitat for bats that will be affected by a proposed motorsport track.
Susan Holroyd, Cory Olson

Media coverage

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

Echoes in the Dark: Unveiling the Mysteries of Bats with Cori Lausen

In this episode, Cori unravels the secrets of these nocturnal creatures and the critical efforts underway to protect them.
2024-03-04 | Northern Latitudes podcast