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Our assessment of Impact Assessment Act gives it a C-
The federal government’s new Impact Assessment Act could be a game changer for ensuring short-term decision making does not undermine the long-term health of ecosystems and species.  But in its current draft form, the Act is long on talk a......
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Welcome Martin von Mirbach!
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada is pleased to welcome Martin von Mirbach to a new position at WCS Canada -- Director for Conservation Strategy. Martin will be responsible for providing strategic oversight to WCS Canada’s programs. He......
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Action to save the Peel Watershed back on track thanks to Supreme Court
On Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada rejected a plan by the former government of Yukon to open up a huge swath of the PeelWatershed – an ecologically intact area the size of Nova Scotia -- to industrial development. This is a monumental win t......
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Caribou a key test of federal resolve to protect species at risk
Check out our latest Muddy Boots Blog where WCS Canada President and Chief Scientist Dr. Justina Ray discusses how a good federal plan to save caribou has become stuck in the mud of provincial inaction.  In this blog, Dr. Ray debu......
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New Environmental Assessment Act could open our eyes wider to development impacts, but will it?
Today (Feb. 8, 2018) the federal government unveiled a new “Impact Assessment Act” that will repeal and replace the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (2012).  Together in one bill with the new Canadian Energy Regulator Act, this ......
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