Stories and op-eds

Reflecting on Canadian Mountain Network’s Knowledge Sharing Summit 2023
2023-10-27

Reflecting on Canadian Mountain Network’s Knowledge Sharing Summit 2023

Cheyenne MacDonald, BSc, L'nua'tikete'w/Indigenous Relations Associate, reflects on September’s Canadian Mountain Network’s (3rd annual) Braiding Knowledge Sharing Summit
Cheyenne MacDonald
Why we all need a new plan for nature
2023-10-25

Why we all need a new plan for nature

The next decade is our last best chance to save biodiversity.
Daniel Kraus
Connecting with Rivers: Reflections from Moose Cree Youth Ocean Skye Phillips
2023-09-19

Connecting with Rivers: Reflections from Moose Cree Youth Ocean Skye Phillips

My name is Ocean Phillips. I’m a 20-year-old Moose Cree youth, living in Kapuskasing Ontario.
Making a Home in a Disturbed Landscape
2023-08-03

Making a Home in a Disturbed Landscape

Which species are winners or losers when mining stops?
Burning trees: not a good way to solve the climate crisis
2023-08-01

Burning trees: not a good way to solve the climate crisis

Letter to Yukon News: re Biomass for Institutional Heating
Donald Reid, Hilary Cooke
Next steps for Canada: Developing a plan to end biodiversity loss
2023-05-31

Next steps for Canada: Developing a plan to end biodiversity loss

Helping steer 196 countries to arrive at a consensus agreement for “halting and reversing biodiversity loss” was no small accomplishment for Canadian representatives at the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) negotiations in Montreal this past December.
Justina Ray
Big Boots to Fill
2023-05-01

Big Boots to Fill

The remarkable WCS Canada career of Dr. Don Reid
Hilary Cooke, Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle, Justina Ray
Worth the wait: Encountering bowhead whales in Canada’s Arctic
2023-03-20

Worth the wait: Encountering bowhead whales in Canada’s Arctic

We arrived in Igloolik hoping to find community members with boats to hire to take us out to find bowhead whales.
A Bake Sale for Wildlife!
2023-03-08

A Bake Sale for Wildlife!

On a late summer afternoon in Whitehorse, Hilary Cooke was sorting through the mail not really looking for anything in particular, when she came across an interesting hand written letter.
Hilary Cooke
The door to a better biodiversity future is now open
2022-12-22

The door to a better biodiversity future is now open

Convention on Biological Diversity negotiations produce a solid deal that lays the groundwork for more ambitious efforts to address the biodiversity crisis in Canada and around the world.
Justina Ray
Ignoring Canada’s peatlands is a catastrophe in the making
2022-12-14

Ignoring Canada’s peatlands is a catastrophe in the making

Canada has one-quarter of the world’s peatlands within its borders, storing more carbon than the Amazon Rainforest.
Lorna Harris
A powerful new approach to nature conservation in Canada
2022-10-03

A powerful new approach to nature conservation in Canada

Canada is a big place. There are tens of thousands of lakes in this country, including some of the largest in the world.
Lina Cordero
WCS Canada comments on Canada's Critical Minerals Strategy, to Natural Resources Canada
2022-09-23

WCS Canada comments on Canada's Critical Minerals Strategy, to Natural Resources Canada

Perpetuating current approaches and proceeding with an “extraction first” mentality is going to have massive climate consequences.
Justina Ray
Learning from the biggest and smallest animals in the river
2022-08-19

Learning from the biggest and smallest animals in the river

Some of the smallest animals in the river can tell us a lot about the health of the river.

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.