The voices we pay attention to

“I sit here and I wonder how much the land has changed. If my ancestors were here today, would they recognize this place?” In their new article in Canadian Geographic, Arlyn Charlie, from the Gwich’in Tribal Council Department of Cultural Heritage, and Emma Hodgson, a former Liber Ero Fellow and recent fisheries scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, write about what we can learn when western science and traditional knowledge intersect.

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Community science to conserve reptiles and amphibians

“In highly populated areas where wildlife habitat is fragmented, citizens can play an important role in protecting species” Read more about how citizen actions can help Eastern hog-nosed snakes and fresh water turtles threatened by habitat loss and road mortality, in a new article in Canadian Geographic by ecologist and conservation biologist, James Paterson, who is a 2019 Liber Ero Fellow.  

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Liber Ero articles in Canadian Geographic

The Liber Ero Fellowship program has a column in Canadian Geographic magazine. Fellows and alumni use this column to explain their research to a built-in audience of Canadian science and nature lovers! Here are links to our columns so far: What spiders can teach us about ecology The spider’s web is the perfect metaphor for the interconnections between species, people and place By Jean Polfus How citizen scientists are helping to protect migratory birds Conserving…

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Federal Arctic Policy Needs to Include Science, Indigenous Knowledge and Protect Biodiversity

Canada’s new Arctic Policy Framework is a huge opportunity to strengthen Arctic communities – but it will require the best available scientific and Indigenous knowledge. Above: The remains of a bowhead whale, a species traditionally harvested by Inuit, stand watch over Hudson Strait. The following letter was submitted on February 27th, 2018 to the Arctic Policy Framework Review, spearheaded by the Ministry of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs. Download the letter here. Advertisements

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The Liber Ero Letter on Environmental Assessment in Canada: a call to strengthen science in decision making.

The following letter was submitted on October 27th, 2016 to the Honourable Catherine McKenna  (Minister of Environment and Climate Change),the Honourable Dr. Kirsty Duncan (Minister of Science), the Expert Panel on Review of Environmental Assessment Processes, and all members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development. This letter was uploaded to the Environmental Assessment Review website on 13-Dec-2016. An oral presentation of this letter by Dr. Aerin Jacob is schedule TODAY…

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Putting people at the centre of conservation

Story by Michelle Ma originally posted at: UW News   Fishing boats on the beach in front of a marine protected area. Photo: Nathan Bennett   People must be part of the equation in conservation projects. This will increase local support and the effectiveness of conservation. That’s the main conclusion of a study published online Nov. 29 in the journal Biological Conservation. In it, an international group of scientists led by Liber Ero Fellow Dr. Nathan Bennett…

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