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COMMENTARY: We need to plan for the inevitable – a hotter and more extreme Yukon

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COMMENTARY: We need to plan for the inevitable – a hotter and more extreme Yukon
(September 20, 2021)   -   WCS Scientists Chrystal, Don and Hilary discuss the importance of putting climate change front and centre in the Yukon’s Land Use Planning processes.

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Where federal parties stand on Canada’s sexiest emissions fix: nature-based climate solutions

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Where federal parties stand on Canada’s sexiest emissions fix: nature-based climate solutions
(September 19, 2021)   -   Canada has a huge role to play in the global fight against the climate emergency — simply by not destroying the intact forests, grasslands and wetlands that naturally store carbon. Here’s how the major parties are leveraging everything from conservation goals to restorative agriculture to Indigenous Guardians programs in their campaign platforms.

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Where Canada’s federal parties stand on three big climate and environment issues ahead of the election

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Where Canada’s federal parties stand on three big climate and environment issues ahead of the election
(September 17, 2021)   -   Canadians who watched the English-language leaders’ debate learned little about the differences between the climate policies of Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives, Jagmeet Singh’s NDP and Annamie Paul’s Greens. Here’s what the federal election debate missed. Also quoted is WCS Canada President and Senior Scientist Justina Ray. 

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Bat-killing fungus plaguing eastern North America found in Saskatchewan

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Bat-killing fungus plaguing eastern North America found in Saskatchewan
(September 14, 2021)   -   White-nose syndrome is moving west.  Our innovative monitoring program has found evidence of the fungus that causes WNS in Saskatchewan.  Now we will need to closely monitor bats to see what happens next. 

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Canary in a Gold Mine

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Canary in a Gold Mine
(September 03, 2021)   -   Follow Chrystal, Dan, Patrice and Evan to the field and see what WCS Canada's bird research team has been doing to research cumulative effects in Yukon.

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What will it take to protect Ontario’s caribou?

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What will it take to protect Ontario’s caribou?
(August 05, 2021)   -   With the population declining, First Nations, environmentalists, and others are working together to safeguard boreal caribou — and their habitat — before it’s too late.

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Scientists fear for wildlife in Ontario's boreal forest as wildfires get more frequent and intense

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Scientists fear for wildlife in Ontario's boreal forest as wildfires get more frequent and intense
(July 25, 2021)   -   CBC spoke to 3 scientists about impacts on animals in water, on land and in the air

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Dr. Matthew Scrafford: Community science is helping track wolverines in the Cascades

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Dr. Matthew Scrafford: Community science is helping track wolverines in the Cascades
(June 21, 2021)   -   Dr. Matt Scrafford takes us through how the WCS Canada wolverine team in Northern Ontario is helping the communities near the Cascade Mountains in Washington to better identify wolverine tracks - in hopes to get more information on these elusive carnivores.

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Key Biodiversity Areas in Canada: Updates and Progress

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Key Biodiversity Areas in Canada: Updates and Progress
(June 18, 2021)   -   This special webinar explored all aspects of work completed over the last two years to identify and delineate Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) in Canada, and presented plans for the next two years. 

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Key Biodiversity Areas for focus biodiversity conservation in Canada

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Key Biodiversity Areas for focus biodiversity conservation in Canada
(May 25, 2021)   -    A presentation by Jaime Grimm for the International Association for Great Lakes Research 64th Annual Conference on KBAs for focus biodiversity conservation in Canada.

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