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A powerful new approach to nature conservation in Canada

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A powerful new approach to nature conservation in Canada
(October 03, 2022) by Lina Cordero, Conservation Communications Intern, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada Canada is a big place. There are tens of thousands of lakes in this country, including some of the largest in the world. It is home to forests with a combined area larger than India and has the world’s longest coastline at more than 200,000 kilometres, including along the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic oceans. This much space means Canada is blessed with a huge abundance and richness of natu...

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WCS Canada comments on Canada's Critical Minerals Strategy, to Natural Resources Canada

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WCS Canada comments on Canada's Critical Minerals Strategy, to Natural Resources Canada
(September 23, 2022) By Justina Ray, President and Senior Scientist at WCS Canada The federal government’s draft Critical Minerals Strategy is structured around colonial ‘new frontiers’ mindset that leads to a focus on expediting extraction instead of understanding the real consequences of opening up some of the world’s last remaining ecologically intact areas and carbon-rich stores to industrial development. Map from Canada’s critical minerals strategy: Discussion paper Ou...

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Learning from the biggest and smallest animals in the river

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Learning from the biggest and smallest animals in the river
(August 18, 2022) Most of our research is on the biggest animals in the river — the lake sturgeon — because they are important to Moose Cree, and because they can teach us a lot about the health of the river. Lake sturgeon are big, long-lived, and migratory, and so they need intact rivers to thrive. Seeing healthy populations of giant lake sturgeon tells us that the overall river is also healthy. However some of the smallest animals in the river can also tell us a lot about the health of the river....

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