Entries for June 2022

Ecological distancing and why knowing nature matters

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Ecological distancing and why knowing nature matters
(June 17, 2022) Read this Op Ed in the National Observer By Dan Kraus Watching birds can contribute to your happiness. As we make our way back to pre-pandemic life, it is important that we continue to foster these connections to nature. Photo by Robert Sachowski/Unsplash COVID-19 has made the value of our social connections clear. Distancing from friends and family has been important to avoid a virus, but breaking these ties takes a toll on the brains of social animals like us. The pandemic has ...

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With citizen science apps, amateurs and experts both expand their horizons

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With citizen science apps, amateurs and experts both expand their horizons
(June 17, 2022)   -   Canada is too big for researchers to track all of its flora and fauna. Nature apps provide valuable wildlife data for scientists, who return the favour by sharing expertise. Interviewed in this The Narwhal article is WCS Canada Scientist Peter Soroye.

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Indigenous perspectives bring ‘feeling and caring’ into conservation planning

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Indigenous perspectives bring ‘feeling and caring’ into conservation planning
(June 16, 2022)   -   WCS Canada's Jared Gonet shares his thoughts with Folio about why it’s vital to include traditional ways of knowing in conservation solutions.

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