Stories and op-eds

New framework identifies climate change “refugia” in boreal forest
2020-06-11

New framework identifies climate change “refugia” in boreal forest

A major research project from the University of Alberta outlines pockets of Canada's boreal forest that may give wildlife more time and space to adjust to a changing climate.
Hilary Cooke
Thinking big to conserve small but important species
2020-05-21

Thinking big to conserve small but important species

Through the Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) program, lesser-known and sometimes rare and endemic (restricted to a particular location) species are finally getting their due.
Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne
It’s time to start paying attention to Canada’s peatlands
2020-04-30

It’s time to start paying attention to Canada’s peatlands

We should all appreciate what peatlands do for us.
Meg Southee
Animals take to the streets
2020-04-14

Animals take to the streets

While people have retreated inside their homes, animals have taken to the streets in cities throughout the world. 
Justina Ray
Northern Inspiration: Bringing science and youth together in the Moose Cree Homeland
2020-04-14

Northern Inspiration: Bringing science and youth together in the Moose Cree Homeland

I was on my way north to Moose Factory to attend the Moose Cree Career Fair and represent Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada in my role as a scientist studying lake sturgeon in rivers running through Moose Cree traditional territory.
Claire Farrell
Hasty development of Ontario’s Ring of Fire could have devastating impacts
2020-02-27

Hasty development of Ontario’s Ring of Fire could have devastating impacts

The current wave of protests in support of the Wet’suwet’en is about respecting Indigenous rights, but also about responsibility — our collective responsibility to protect increasingly endangered ecosystems and some of Canada’s most intact natural areas.
Justina Ray, Cheryl Chetkiewicz
The remarkable 50-year conservation journey of Dr. John Weaver
2020-02-27

The remarkable 50-year conservation journey of Dr. John Weaver

John Weaver has packed a formidable number of accomplishments into his adventures across the wild landscapes of western North America.
Justina Ray
Unlikely allies work together to save wolverines
2020-01-21

Unlikely allies work together to save wolverines

I was living in Rainbow Lake, Alberta and studying wolverine ecology for my PhD at the University of Alberta when I got a call from a local trapper.
Matthew Scrafford
Beluga whales’ silence speaks volumes
2020-01-20

Beluga whales’ silence speaks volumes

For marine mammals, disturbances are more than annoying – they could be deadly.
William Halliday
Working in the wild world of biodiversity conservation
2020-01-09

Working in the wild world of biodiversity conservation

I grew up on the wild west coast, an incredible environment with lots of curiosities to explore.
Rising to the twin challenge of climate change and biodiversity loss
2019-12-19

Rising to the twin challenge of climate change and biodiversity loss

While it is easy to lose hope in these challenging times, we think there have been some important signs of progress this year.
Justina Ray
Canada’s invisible biodiversity crisis
2019-12-02

Canada’s invisible biodiversity crisis

Canada is facing a biodiversity crisis that is only being accelerated by climate change.
Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle
Warmer, wetter climate benefits some birds as wetlands vanish
2019-11-04

Warmer, wetter climate benefits some birds as wetlands vanish

Canada’s prairie grasslands are expected to get warmer and wetter over time, but there will also be rapid swings between wet and dry conditions and seasonal variability.
Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle
High tech and elbow grease – a winning combination for wildlife
2019-10-21

High tech and elbow grease – a winning combination for wildlife

How technology is helping us learn about Canada's wildlife
Commentary: Change is on our doorstep
2019-10-09

Commentary: Change is on our doorstep

Wild species and places offer so much to Yukoners.
Donald Reid

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.