Stories and op-eds

Taking it slow can help reduce impacts of Arctic shipping on whales
2018-08-18

Taking it slow can help reduce impacts of Arctic shipping on whales

Significantly increased ship traffic is altering the submarine calm of one of the quietest places on Earth.
Everyone can help save Alberta's bats
2018-07-31

Everyone can help save Alberta's bats

Alberta has more than just oil and gas underground — it also has the largest bat hibernation site ever found in the boreal forest in Western Canada.
Cori Lausen
As deadly white-nose syndrome spreads west, bat biologists race to prepare
2018-07-18

As deadly white-nose syndrome spreads west, bat biologists race to prepare

Disease has appeared for the first time in Manitoba, Minnesota and Wyoming
Cori Lausen
A sustainable plan for Ontario’s Ring of Fire
2018-07-18

A sustainable plan for Ontario’s Ring of Fire

The Ring of Fire mining development requires a clear road map focused on sustainability, not disjointed planning and side deals that divide communities.
Cheryl Chetkiewicz, Justina Ray
Bees have a big job to do -- and they could use a hand
2018-07-06

Bees have a big job to do -- and they could use a hand

Did you know that the majority of the roughly 4,000 North American bee species live alone, can’t sting you, and nest in the ground?
Muddy Boots in the Boardroom
2018-06-15

Muddy Boots in the Boardroom

WCS Canada's approach to protecting iconic wildlife species and spaces. A board member's perspective.
Searching for Wolverines in a Vast Northern Wilderness
2018-06-08

Searching for Wolverines in a Vast Northern Wilderness

A survey to study this elusive, threatened mammal stretched over 7 winters and 70,000 kilometers
Justina Ray
Birds, birds, and more birds: A migration moment like no other
2018-05-11

Birds, birds, and more birds: A migration moment like no other

It’s our fourth week monitoring spring migration in Yukon’s Tintina Trench.
Hilary Cooke
Protecting Whales in an Ice-free Arctic
2018-05-07

Protecting Whales in an Ice-free Arctic

As Arctic sea ice vanishes, new measures are needed to protect marine wildlife from increased ship traffic
Watching, listening, and learning
2018-02-20

Watching, listening, and learning

Community-based monitoring and Indigenous Knowledge in a Changing World
Cheryl Chetkiewicz
Why Won't Wolverines Cross the Road?
2018-02-14

Why Won't Wolverines Cross the Road?

In shedding light on wolverines’ aversion to roads, new research suggests the key to their conservation in Alberta
Justina Ray, Matthew Scrafford
The sounds of the north: exploring the underwater soundscape of the western Canadian Arctic
2018-02-07

The sounds of the north: exploring the underwater soundscape of the western Canadian Arctic

The Arctic Ocean is vast, often covered in ice, and is rarely warmer than 0 °C, yet it is host to a cacophony of interesting sounds.
William Halliday
Caribou a key test of federal resolve to protect species at risk
2017-11-06

Caribou a key test of federal resolve to protect species at risk

Following right on the heels of Halloween, the federal government has released a very scary report on how caribou are faring across Canada.
Justina Ray
Flying high for wildlife conservation
2017-09-07

Flying high for wildlife conservation

Drones (also called Unmanned Aerial Vehicle - UAVs) are a great new tool for getting a better picture of some pretty remote places.
Open Science Opens Doors
2017-08-08

Open Science Opens Doors

Open science is the belief that access to scientific results and data should not be limited by your race, nationality or economic status.

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.