Entries for April 2022

How climate change will change Canada - and how we can make our communities more resilient

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How climate change will change Canada - and how we can make our communities more resilient
(April 05, 2022)   -   For biologists and land use planners alike, the future of Canada’s natural landscapes is becoming more dynamic and less certain. “We can see the front line of the crisis here, where our species are really struggling,” says Dr. Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle, a conservation planning biologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada. Read more here.

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Les experts de l’ONU se tournent vers le savoir traditionnel autochtone dans l’Arctique

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Les experts de l’ONU se tournent vers le savoir traditionnel autochtone dans l’Arctique
(April 05, 2022)   -   Don Reid, un biologiste de la faune pour la Wildlife Conservation Society Canada à Whitehorse, pense aussi que le monde occidental aurait tout intérêt à écouter et s’inspirer davantage des Premières Nations, notamment pour ce qui est de la gestion des feux de forêt et des risques qu’ils posent à l’habitat de certaines espèces.

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The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) approves Kootenay Lake conservation programs for 2022

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The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) approves Kootenay Lake conservation programs for 2022
(April 05, 2022)   -   The Regional District of Central Kootenay’s board of directors have approved the recommendations for this year’s conservation programs around Kootenay Lake. WCS Canada will receive $13,000 to fund bat habitat enhancement around the lake, report the Toronto Star and the Nelson Daily.

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Bat Research & Education on the Prairies

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Bat Research & Education on the Prairies
(April 05, 2022)   -   Cory Olson, Program Coordinator for WCS Canada’s Alberta Community Bat Program, says the program was initiated to improve the management of bats in Alberta in advance of the arrival of White-nose syndrome, reports Eco-Friendly West.  

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Rich nations called to provide $60 bn a year to address biodiversity loss

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Rich nations called to provide $60 bn a year to address biodiversity loss
(April 05, 2022)   -   Leading environment groups, including Wildlife Conservation Society, agreed that the US, EU nations, the UK, Japan, Canada and other wealthy countries should support a target of at least $60 billion annually to address biodiversity loss  

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Environmental groups urge UN biodiversity talks to embrace ‘Nature-Positive by 2030’ goal

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Environmental groups urge UN biodiversity talks to embrace ‘Nature-Positive by 2030’ goal
(April 05, 2022)   -   Multiple NGOs including The Nature Conservancy, WWF International, Conservation International, Wildlife Conservation Society, and BirdLife International and business coalitions such as Business for Nature and WBCSD  call on negotiators to revise the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework’s Mission

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Mining Ontario's Ring of Fire could help build green energy — but also damage vital peatlands

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Mining Ontario's Ring of Fire could help build green energy — but also damage vital peatlands
(April 05, 2022)   -   Dr. Lorna Harris, a carbon and peatland researcher at Wildlife Conservation Society Canada, estimates that the area of the proposed Ring of Fire development alone locks away the equivalent of around 1.6 billion tonnes of CO2. Find out more in this article featured in the CBC What on Earth newsletter.

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