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Daniel Kraus

Director of National Conservation

National conservation

Dan is the director of national conservation at WCS Canada. He is a transdisciplinary conservation scientist with over 25 years of experience in biodiversity, endangered species, and landscape ecology in the public, private, and NGO sectors. Dan has authored reports on topics ranging from Great Lakes islands to freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas to natural capital. Most recently he has published papers on nationally endemic species, Canada’s “crisis” ecoregions, and ecological corridors.

Dan is a member Canada’s Nature Advisory Committee and researches and teaches about endangered species recovery at the University of Waterloo. He believes that conservation science needs to be made accessible to the public, and his editorials, articles and interviews have appeared in media across Canada. He lives with his family at the headwaters of Bronte Creek in the Lake Ontario watershed where he enjoys chopping wood and raising happy chickens.

Resources


Stories and op-eds

What the State of Whales tells us about conservation in Canada
2024-04-04

What the State of Whales tells us about conservation in Canada

Over half of Canada’s 40 whale species remain at some level of extinction risk.
Daniel Kraus, William Halliday, Stephen Insley
Wild species’ survival should shape National Biodiversity Strategy
2024-04-02

Wild species’ survival should shape National Biodiversity Strategy

In Montreal in 2022, Canada committed to halt and reverse nature loss by 2030. The federal government is developing a National Biodiversity Strategy, due later this year, to outline how this commitment can be achieved. Such a strategy is direly needed.
Daniel Kraus
Wildlife without boundaries
2024-03-01

Wildlife without boundaries

Migratory wildlife species are a shared heritage and a shared responsibility.
Daniel Kraus

Press releases

New report shows Canada’s trees in growing trouble
2023-03-26

New report shows Canada’s trees in growing trouble

Almost one-quarter of tree species now at risk
Lake Sturgeon in deeper trouble than previously thought
2022-12-15

Lake Sturgeon in deeper trouble than previously thought

Northern Ontario is one of the last strongholds for a species now considered endangered worldwide.

, D. Kraus
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Areas of expertise
Biodiversity One Health Research fellowships