Supporting resurgent Indigenous-led governance: A nascent mechanism for just and effective conservation

supporting resurgent indigenous led governance a nascent mechanism for just and effective conservation

A new publication discusses how conservation actions to halt biodiversity declines will increasingly be impossible to implement without Indigenous consent and leadership. It also finds that in many cases a resurgence in Indigenous governance can increase both the scale and …

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Raising the bar: Recovery ambition for species at risk in Canada and the US

raising the bar recovery ambition for species at risk in canada and the us

An estimated one million species are at risk of extinction globally. In Canada and the United states, there is legislation that is intended to protect species at risk. However, the majority of species are not recovering in either country. Researchers …

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Ecology and Evolution: Functional response of wolves to human development across boreal North America

ecology and evolution functional response of wolves to human development across boreal north america

Previous research on how wolves are affected by human development have been limited in scope and location and the results were mixed. Wolves adapted in a range of ways depending on contextual factors like road or cutblock density. Research undertaken …

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Gvukva’áus Haíɫzaqv. House of the Haíɫzaqv, it’s always been here

gvukvaaus haic9abzaqv house of the haic9abzaqv its always been here

The Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk) community of Waglisla (Bella Bella) who have been our friends, supporters and partners for over a generation, were about to celebrate the historic opening of the stunning new Gvukva’áus Haíɫzaqv (house of the Haíɫzaqv) with a five …

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Backgrounder on Canada’s Pacific salmon fishery losing its Marine Stewardship Council certification

backgrounder on canadas pacific salmon fishery losing its marine stewardship council certification

What is the Marine Stewardship Council? The Marine Stewardship Council, or “MSC”, is an international, independent non-profit organization which sets a standard for sustainable fishing. Fisheries that wish to demonstrate they are well-managed and sustainable compared to the science-based MSC …

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B.C.’s human-wildlife conflict response needs reform

b c s human wildlife conflict response needs reform

Recent events have raised important legal questions about the policies, practices, and procedures of the British Columbia Conservation Officer Service (BCCOS) for responding to human-wildlife conflicts. This past summer was marked by multiple encounters involving people and black bears in …

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