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Peter Soroye

Key Biodiversity Areas Assessment and Outreach Coordinator

Key Biodiversity Areas

Peter serves as the Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) Assessment and Outreach Coordinator, supporting both research and communications for the Canada KBA program. Peter completed his PhD in Biology at the University of Ottawa, where his work focused on predicting the impacts of climate and land-use change on North American and European pollinators. His first PhD chapter was published in Science, and his PhD work was recognized by the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution with a prestigious Excellence in Doctoral Research award.

Peter’s other main area of research interest is in community science, especially how information gathered through it can influence conservation and research. While most of his research has been computational, Peter has spent several field seasons catching invertebrates and reptiles in Canada and the United States.

Peter is a passionate science communicator, appearing in dozens of news and media pieces, and frequently talking at schools and events for the general public.

Media coverage

‘She’s out here trailblazing’: these 10 Black environmentalists are building community

Peter Soroye is now a conservation biologist in Ottawa with Wildlife Conservation Society Canada, identifying key areas for preserving biodiversity.
2024-02-06 | The Narwhal

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

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.
2022-04-09 | The Narwhal

Peter Soroye: Identifying Canada's Key Biodiversity Areas

Peter and Sean swap origin stories, discuss the value of Key Biodiversity Areas, and how citizen science can inspire people to get outside more.
2021-12-03 | NatureServe

Press releases

Southwestern Ontario’s “backyard” gets national recognition as stronghold for wildlife
2024-01-05

Southwestern Ontario’s “backyard” gets national recognition as stronghold for wildlife

Despite centuries of agriculture and urban development, two natural areas in southern Ontario have gained national recognition for their importance to nature.
A tiny natural treasure buried deep beneath a mountain
2023-01-30

A tiny natural treasure buried deep beneath a mountain

In Banff National Park, Castleguard Cave becomes one of the first sites in Alberta to be recognized as a globally significant Key Biodiversity Area (KBA).
CoP15 Event: Key Biodiversity Areas
2022-12-13

CoP15 Event: Key Biodiversity Areas

A tool for effective biodiversity conservation in Canada

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Areas of expertise
Biodiversity