Stories and op-eds

What’s that sound? What underwater listening can teach us about the Arctic
2017-07-04

What’s that sound? What underwater listening can teach us about the Arctic

Large whales can communicate over hundreds of kilometers, something unheard of for a land mammal.
William Halliday
The Conundrum of Change
2017-04-20

The Conundrum of Change

Viewed from afar everything appeared dull and dead. Black and grey skeletons of trees stood above the browns of exposed soil.
Donald Reid
Shipping issues are heating up in Canada's western Arctic
2016-12-22

Shipping issues are heating up in Canada's western Arctic

Venturing through the Northwest Passage has always captured the hearts of explorers.
Stephen Insley
Bats Are Charged Up for Halloween
2016-10-31

Bats Are Charged Up for Halloween

Bats have a new monster to fear.
The Next Great Victory For Birds
2016-08-17

The Next Great Victory For Birds

One hundred years ago, Canada and the United States signed the historic Migratory Bird Treaty to protect birds from indiscriminate slaughter for food and fashion markets. Now it is time to catalyze a new era of collaborative conservation.
Hilary Cooke
Why we need to quickly close the gap between words and actions in Canada’s new Impact Assessment Act
2016-02-18

Why we need to quickly close the gap between words and actions in Canada’s new Impact Assessment Act

The new bill remains a compromise that is unlikely to meet the government’s ambitious goals.
Justina Ray, Cheryl Chetkiewicz
Up Close and Personal: Polar Bear Research in Hudson Bay
2015-04-07

Up Close and Personal: Polar Bear Research in Hudson Bay

A bear had been spotted in the distance and we needed to leave the area to avoid disturbing her.
WCS in Nicaragua: Canadian scientist leads endangered turtle conservation project
2015-03-12

WCS in Nicaragua: Canadian scientist leads endangered turtle conservation project

My work is dedicated to protecting one of the Caribbean’s most important nesting populations of hawksbills - the world’s most endangered sea turtle.
Frozen Toes, Wet Sock, and Icy Boots - Studying Bats in the Canadian Winter
2015-02-26

Frozen Toes, Wet Sock, and Icy Boots - Studying Bats in the Canadian Winter

As the pouring rain changed almost instantly to snowfall, I wrung out my mitts and watched the water dent the snow.
Unexpected Gifts: What the Christmas Bird Count taught me about Science, Conservation, and Community
2015-02-12

Unexpected Gifts: What the Christmas Bird Count taught me about Science, Conservation, and Community

I stayed in my northern home of Whitehorse, Yukon this past holiday season.
Hilary Cooke
Happy New Year from WCS Canada
2015-01-05

Happy New Year from WCS Canada

Dr. Sue Lieberman, Chair, WCS Canada, reflects on our conservation programs from the past year and looks forward for an exciting year of biodiversity conservation to come.
Reindeer - an Enduring Holiday Icon - Face Increasing Threats
2014-12-16

Reindeer - an Enduring Holiday Icon - Face Increasing Threats

Reindeer are an enduring and beloved Christmas icon
Justina Ray
A picture paints a thousand words, but a map paints a million!
2014-11-19

A picture paints a thousand words, but a map paints a million!

Today is International GIS Day!
Meg Southee
Lessons learned in not being "such a scientist"
2014-10-30

Lessons learned in not being "such a scientist"

Some months ago, in a meeting with First Nations leaders, I was asked what the difference between a reindeer and caribou was.
Cheryl Chetkiewicz
Is Ontario’s Live Bait Industry Worth the Risk to our Lakes and Rivers?
2014-10-09

Is Ontario’s Live Bait Industry Worth the Risk to our Lakes and Rivers?

About a year ago, I read something on a fisheries blog that piqued my curiosity: Ontario anglers were being fined on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River for fishing with live bait.

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.