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"You don’t need to be an expert to care about the natural world”

"You don’t need to be an expert to care about the natural world”

Kevin Bouliane is a cyclist on a mission: to visit as many Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) as possible by cycling across Canada.

Resources for National Indigenous Peoples Day and beyond

Resources for National Indigenous Peoples Day and beyond

June 21st, 2024, is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada.
Brodie Schmidt

Key Biodiversity Areas and Indigenous-led conservation

Key Biodiversity Areas and Indigenous-led conservation

How KBA Canada works together with Indigenous peoples
Peter Soroye

Press releases

A glimpse into Manitoba’s deep past
2024-07-22

A glimpse into Manitoba’s deep past

Manitoba’s Marble Ridge Alvar has been identified as a Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) in recognition of its extremely rare and unique ecosystems.
WCS Canada at NACCB 2024 in Vancouver
2024-06-25

WCS Canada at NACCB 2024 in Vancouver

Attending the North American Congress for Conservation Biology (NACCB 2024)? Connect with WCS Canada presenters!
A tiny gem hidden on a High Arctic island takes the spotlight
2024-02-13

A tiny gem hidden on a High Arctic island takes the spotlight

In a steep gully at the head of a fiord on Ellesmere Island grows a moss that forms small brilliant green colonies that have a distinctive “sparkly” appearance.
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.

Media coverage

First Nation court action against Ontario could invalidate all mining claims in the province

More than 369,000 claims are currently active in Ontario representing 11.5 per cent of the area of the province, according to data from the Ministry of mines and Meg Southee with the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada.
2024-07-16 | Globe and Mail

Millions of bats have died from this disease. Now it's been found in Alberta

WCS Canada, in partnerships with the Alberta government, universities, and other organizations, is working on developing a probiotic cocktail that could give bats improved resistance to the fungus.
2024-07-12 | CBC

New study looking at impacts of industry on lake sturgeon in northern Ontario

Study is part of partnership between Moose Cree First Nation and Wildlife Conservation Society
2024-07-02 | CBC

Canada’s Updated Critical Minerals List ‘Effectively Meaningless’, Critics Warn

WCS Canada President and Senior Scientist Justina Ray on the latest edition of Canada's priority list for the critical minerals.
2024-06-18 | The Energy Mix

Wolverine conservation on Superior Morning

Wolves, vehicles, and incidental trappings are putting wolverines at risk in Red Lake, Ontario. To find out more, we reached out to Matthew Scrafford. He's the Conservation Scientist at the Wildlife Conservation Society Canada.
2024-05-17 | CBC