Stories and op-eds

"You don’t need to be an expert to care about the natural world”
2024-07-04

"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
2024-06-20

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
2024-06-20

Key Biodiversity Areas and Indigenous-led conservation

How KBA Canada works together with Indigenous peoples
Peter Soroye
Can AI successfully detect Ringed Seal barks in an ocean of acoustic data?
2024-06-08

Can AI successfully detect Ringed Seal barks in an ocean of acoustic data?

A young scientist uses artificial intelligence to help protect the Arctic
Wildlife migration connects our world
2024-06-03

Wildlife migration connects our world

On a planet that is rapidly losing nature, Canada is one of a dwindling number of countries where you can still witness wildlife spectacles.
At-risk bats in race against speedway for existence
2024-05-21

At-risk bats in race against speedway for existence

The Rosebud River valley is a sensitive riparian habitat for bats that will be affected by a proposed motorsport track.
Susan Holroyd, Cory Olson
New insights into an ancient fish
2024-05-09

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
2024-04-23

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
2024-04-21

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
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.
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.
Wildlife without boundaries
2024-03-01

Wildlife without boundaries

Migratory wildlife species are a shared heritage and a shared responsibility.
Public Policy Developments WCS Canada is watching in 2024
2024-02-13

Public Policy Developments WCS Canada is watching in 2024

In this rundown of upcoming initiatives, we look ahead at some of the big public policy decisions expected in 2024 and explain what outcomes we will be pressing for from each. 
Tracking policy developments is just as important as tracking wildlife
2024-02-05

Tracking policy developments is just as important as tracking wildlife

Releasing a wolverine from a live trap can really get your heart pounding. Providing comments on a government policy, a lot less so.
What we all lose as more of Canada’s wildlife disappears
2024-01-24

What we all lose as more of Canada’s wildlife disappears

Canada officially has less biodiversity than one year ago.

Storymaps

Caribou and mining

Caribou and mining

WCS Canada has developed an interactive story map that shows how we can track the cumulative disturbance from mineral exploration on the ranges of boreal caribou in Ontario.

Northern Peatlands in Canada

Northern Peatlands in Canada

This story map will take you on a journey through the northern peatlands of Canada and explain why they are so important for both climate and biodiversity.