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Stories and op-eds

New insights into an ancient fish

New insights into an ancient fish

Known as namew in Ililîmowin (the Moose Cree dialect), lake sturgeon in English: these are the largest freshwater fish in Canada.
Claire Farrell

Fewer frogs are a sign of a changing world

Fewer frogs are a sign of a changing world

The WCS Canada assessment on the State of Frogs in Canada finds that nearly half of all frog species are at some level of risk.
Meagan Simpson

Earth Day first aimed to save species. To do that, we need to think about more than one

Earth Day first aimed to save species. To do that, we need to think about more than one

Stories about individual animals capture media and public attention, but that focus must extend to the broader human and environmental systems threatening biodiversity.
Justina Ray

Press releases

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.
Bats need homes, but they need the right homes
2023-11-28

Bats need homes, but they need the right homes

Comprehensive guide to deploying bat houses released
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

Media coverage

Rare moss designated key biodiversity area in Quttinirpaaq National Park

Canada’s northernmost park is home to pockets of a moss called “Porsild’s Bryum”, a “species at risk”
2024-04-29 | Nunavut News

Monitoring birds in reclaimed placer mine sites in the Yukon

A research project in the Yukon is using birds to signal health returning to reclaimed mine sites. Morgan Brown with Wildlife Conservation Society Canada and the University of Alberta explains.
2024-04-03 | CBC

Echoes in the Dark: Unveiling the Mysteries of Bats with Cori Lausen

In this episode, Cori unravels the secrets of these nocturnal creatures and the critical efforts underway to protect them.
2024-03-04 | Northern Latitudes podcast

Thriving Forests, Thriving Caribou Populations

Justina Ray, President and Senior Scientist at WCS Canada, on what caribou conservation strategies look like in practice.
2024-02-22 | Wildlands League

How much disturbance is too much?

Justina Ray, President and Senior Scientist at Wildlife Conservation Society Canada, talks all things caribou on The Clear Cut podcast.
2024-02-15 | Wildlands League