New research: Indigenous knowledge and federal environmental assessments in Canada

new research indigenous knowledge and federal environmental assessments in canada

A new peer-review article by a team of non-Indigenous and Indigenous researchers identifies surmountable and deep-rooted obstacles to improving how the federal Impact Assessment Act incorporates Indigenous Knowledge and engages with Indigenous Knowledge systems.  Researchers at the University of Victoria, …

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Backgrounder: The 2019 fishery and endangered Fraser Chinook

backgrounder the 2019 fishery and endangered fraser chinook

This backgrounder on endangered Fraser Chinook has been produced by Raincoast Conservation Foundation, David Suzuki Foundation, and Watershed Watch. In 2018, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) identified 11 populations of spring and summer stream-type …

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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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