Stories and op-eds

Building a wolverine trap
2021-06-21

Building a wolverine trap

How do you attach a collar to a wolverine?
Community science is helping track wolverines in the Cascades
2021-06-15

Community science is helping track wolverines in the Cascades

Tracks left by wildlife provide a wealth of information that help inform their management and conservation
Matthew Scrafford
On the track of wolverines, from Ontario to Washington State
2021-06-12

On the track of wolverines, from Ontario to Washington State

Tracks left by wildlife provide a wealth of information that can help to inform wildlife management and conservation efforts.
Matthew Scrafford
Unlocking Ontario’s fishy secret
2021-05-21

Unlocking Ontario’s fishy secret

For freshwater fish, northern Ontario is an aquatic haven.
Constance O'Connor, Meg Southee
Bats are superheroes of the night. Their superpowers could help us protect them.
2020-12-28

Bats are superheroes of the night. Their superpowers could help us protect them.

Many of us might struggle to see a moose on a moonless night, let alone a mosquito. But some bats have a nifty trick — they use their ears to locate their bug prey.
Cori Lausen
A year like no other
2020-12-21

A year like no other

It has been a challenging year, to say the least.
Justina Ray
Beluga whistles and clicks could be silenced by an increasingly noisy Arctic Ocean
2020-12-17

Beluga whistles and clicks could be silenced by an increasingly noisy Arctic Ocean

Under the sea ice, the Arctic Ocean is one of the quietest places on Earth. But it can be very noisy when the ice is forming and breaking up or during storms and when glaciers are calving.
William Halliday
Social for science: Using smartphone photos for research
2020-11-06

Social for science: Using smartphone photos for research

With millions of photos taken globally each day on smartphones, researchers have found they may also contain important ecological clues about our rapidly changing planet
Donald Reid
It’s time to abandon the ‘detect and react’ approach to managing crises
2020-11-02

It’s time to abandon the ‘detect and react’ approach to managing crises

We need to stop squandering the tremendous health assets nature has gifted us and ensure we do not leave future generations with an impoverished foundation for health.
Justina Ray
Night sounds: Listening to and understanding bats, our only flying mammal
2020-10-26

Night sounds: Listening to and understanding bats, our only flying mammal

We sat down for an audio interview with WCS Canada bat specialist, Dr. Cori Lausen to learn what makes bats so fascinating.
Cori Lausen
A unique perspective: Conservation Authorities and One Health for watersheds
2020-10-09

A unique perspective: Conservation Authorities and One Health for watersheds

When Hurricane Hazel hit Southern Ontario in 1954, the creation a decade earlier of Conservation Authorities with a mandate to protect watersheds turned out to be a farsighted move.
Justina Ray
First evidence of double-brooding by a Yukon bird – the barn swallow
2020-09-21

First evidence of double-brooding by a Yukon bird – the barn swallow

Nesting pairs observed fledging two consecutive broods in one summer.
Donald Reid
Taking different paths: How WCS Canada scientists have adapted to the challenges of COVID 19
2020-08-24

Taking different paths: How WCS Canada scientists have adapted to the challenges of COVID 19

Current circumstances have required both adopting some creative solutions and simply accepting that some field work is not going to happen this summer.
Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne, Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle, Stephen Insley
Peatlands: Vital for carbon storage and stewardship
2020-08-05

Peatlands: Vital for carbon storage and stewardship

Peatlands are finally getting some overdue respect.
Justina Ray, Meg Southee
Northern fish are tough, but climate change is causing some to dwindle
2020-07-06

Northern fish are tough, but climate change is causing some to dwindle

Summer has finally arrived in the northern reaches of Canada and Alaska, liberating hundreds of thousands of northern stream fish from their wintering habitats.
Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle

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.