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Canada’s Emissions Reduction Plan confirms commitment to peatlands

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Canada’s Emissions Reduction Plan confirms commitment to peatlands
(May 16, 2022)   -   Canada’s Emissions Reduction Plan reaffirms a commitment to “Investing in nature and natural climate solutions” through a $780 million fund to “conserve, restore and enhance Canada’s vast and globally significant endowment of wetlands, peatlands and grasslands to store and capture carbon.” In this article, President and Senior Scientist Justina Ray comments on peatlands as one of the greatest carbon capture systems on Earth.

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10 Years of WCS Canada-Weston Family Foundation Fellowships!

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10 Years of WCS Canada-Weston Family Foundation Fellowships!
(April 07, 2020)   -   With generous support from The Weston Family Foundation, WCS Canada has awarded annual fellowships to graduate students for the past ten years! This report summarizes the impact of the WCS Canada - Weston Family Foundation Fellowships since 2009.

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COVID-19 and conservation: Planetary health has never been more important to human health

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COVID-19 and conservation: Planetary health has never been more important to human health
(March 27, 2020)   -   Learn about what WCS Canada is doing to get to the root cause of zoonotic diseases like COVID-19.

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Tiny Songbird Makes Record Migration, U of G Study Proves

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(March 19, 2019)   -   For the first time, University of Guelph biologists have tracked an annual migration of up to 20,000 kilometres made by the 12-gram blackpoll warbler, one of the fastest declining songbirds in North America.

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Across North America and the Atlantic, Documenting an Enormous Migration Journey for a Tiny Songbird

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(March 19, 2019)   -   AMHERST, Mass. ­– Blackpoll warblers that breed in western North America may migrate up to 12,400 miles roundtrip each year, some crossing the entire North American continent before making a nonstop trans-ocean flight of up to four days to South America. Now a new study led by first author Bill DeLuca at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and project lead Ryan Norris at the University of Guelph, Ontario offers details of the feat.

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Culture Revolution: Scientists Developing Probiotic Cocktail to Combat Deadly Bat Disease

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(October 26, 2017) (TORONTO - October 26, 2017) – Researchers in Canada are developing a new preventative treatment to combat a deadly disease that is decimating bat populations by taking a cue from human probiotics.Think yogurt for bats.The new treatment, which is being developed by Dr. Naowarat Cheeptham of Thompson Rivers University, Dr. Cori Lausen of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada and Dr. J.P. Xu of McMaster University, uses the principle of probiotics - introducing “goo...

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Bighorn Backcountry of Alberta: Protecting Wildlife and Precious Waters

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(June 14, 2017) MEDIA RELEASECONTACT:JOHN WEAVER cell: 406-274-7825; jlweaver@blackfoot.netJUSTINA RAY: cell 416-795-1636; jray@wcs.orgBighorn Backcountry an Alberta gem that needs to be safeguarded·    Area critically important for wildlife and water Edmonton, Canada (June 14, 2017) – A new scientific analysis by Wildlife Conservation Society Canada has identified a conservation gem nestled beside the two crown jewels of the Rocky Mountai...

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Securing a Wild Future for Yukon's Boreal Mountains

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(June 05, 2017) **NEWS RELEASE**  CONTACT: JUSTINA RAY: ((office)1-416-850-9038 x22; (cell) 416-795-1636; jray@wcs.org) HILARY COOKE: (1-867-393-2447; hcooke@wcs.org)World Environment Day on June 5th is an opportunity for territory to plan for a wild future.Yukon can play globally significant role in protecting biodiversityRegion boasts large landscapes with thriving ecosystems with iconic mammals such as grizzly bears, caribou, and wolvesValley bottoms seen as key to conserva...

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Big Bat Find in Alberta’s Boreal Forest

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(March 16, 2017) ***PRESS RELEASE***  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Big Bat Find in Alberta’s Boreal Forest • Alberta’s largest-known hibernation site outside of Rocky Mountains discovered • Hundreds of endangered bats roosting in cave • Site information vital as disease devastating bats moves westHigher resolution images of the photos below are available at:https://www.wcscanada.org/Portals/96/images/Alberta Hibernaculum Discovery Photos.zipPlease ensure pho...

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WCS Applauds New International Agreement to Protect Polar Regions

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(January 19, 2017) New “Polar Code” will help minimize effects of development on wildlife in changing Arctic and Antarctic watersNew standards will help safeguard wildlife, and for the Arctic, the local communities that rely on them for food securityNew York (January 19, 2017) – WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) commends the International Maritime Organization and partners for the development and implementation of the “Polar Code,” a binding international agreeme...

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