Stories and op-eds

Peatlands - the carbon storage powerhouse protecting us from climate change
2022-08-01

Peatlands - the carbon storage powerhouse protecting us from climate change

Featured on the WCS Wild Audio podcast
Lorna Harris
22 reasons why conservation in Canada matters to the planet
2022-05-22

22 reasons why conservation in Canada matters to the planet

I have a confession. When I was first learning about conservation biology and global environmental issues, I didn’t think Canada mattered that much.
Daniel Kraus
A library full of sound: How a new collection of underwater sounds will help protect marine life
2022-05-16

A library full of sound: How a new collection of underwater sounds will help protect marine life

Forget that rule about keeping quiet in the library. I want my library to be full of noise, including sounds from a world that is mostly invisible to human eyes: the ocean.
William Halliday
Ecological distancing and why knowing nature matters
2022-05-06

Ecological distancing and why knowing nature matters

As we make our way back to pre-pandemic life, it is important that we continue to foster connections to nature.
Daniel Kraus
Key Biodiversity Areas bring conservation close to home
2022-02-28

Key Biodiversity Areas bring conservation close to home

One of the most complex challenges for nature conservation comes from a simple question: what must we save?
Daniel Kraus
A Pandemic of Virtual Conferences
2022-02-05

A Pandemic of Virtual Conferences

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, two years ago, scientific conferences (like any other social gathering) have been canceled one after the other.
This is our decision decade
2022-01-14

This is our decision decade

Like many of you, my passion for wildlife began at an early age.
Daniel Kraus
One Health for Watersheds, Wildlife & Well-being
2021-11-24

One Health for Watersheds, Wildlife & Well-being

Through a new One Health approach we can help nature and people to thrive.
Daniel Kraus
Bison Day: Q&A with WCS Canada’s new Director of National Conservation
2021-11-05

Bison Day: Q&A with WCS Canada’s new Director of National Conservation

National Bison Day was introduced to celebrate the American Bison.
Daniel Kraus
It’s a boom-and-bust world for snowy owls
2021-10-28

It’s a boom-and-bust world for snowy owls

Snowy owls are one of the most recognizable of Arctic birds.
Donald Reid
Modelling threats to caribou in Ontario’s Ring of Fire
2021-10-26

Modelling threats to caribou in Ontario’s Ring of Fire

For caribou in the far north region of Ontario, there are storm clouds gathering.
Claire Farrell
The places we protect for nature must be connected
2021-10-09

The places we protect for nature must be connected

A robust national network of nature corridors is essential in an age of extinction and climate change.
Daniel Kraus
I am namew
2021-08-26

I am namew

They call me a living fossil. I call myself a survivor.
‘Bat boxes’ could help revive Canada’s depleting bat population
2021-08-05

‘Bat boxes’ could help revive Canada’s depleting bat population

From habitat loss to disease, bat species across Canada are facing multiple threats. As cities expand, the large old trees that bats call home are being cleared and bats are losing their roosts.
Environmental laws in Canada fall short of addressing the ongoing biodiversity crisis
2021-07-05

Environmental laws in Canada fall short of addressing the ongoing biodiversity crisis

When Canada developed its first national Biodiversity Strategy in 1995, it did so under the assumption that a strong foundation of laws and policies was already in place. Twenty-five years later, however, prevailing biodiversity trends indicate otherwise.
Justina Ray

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.