Collaborating with Indigenous communities for land conservation

Five years ago, in her work as the director of conservation for the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Saskatchewan Region, Jennifer McKillop had conversations with the Treaty Four Educational Alliance (T4EA) in order to start a relationship and get NCC further involved in working with Indigenous communities. Out of these conversations, Learning the Land was born.

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Catherine Pelletier

Rôle sur l’équipe Beagle: Responsable des communicationsRole on the Beagle Team: Communication coordinatorCatherine est étudiante à la maîtrise à Concordia, dans le laboratoire du Pr Robert Weladji, et étudie l'impact des bruits sur le bien-être des animaux au Zoo de Granby. Elle s'occupe des réseaux sociaux du blog, surtout pour pouvoir regarder et partager des Memes (parce que qui n'aime pas ça?), ou des incroyables photos d'animaux et d'écosystèmes pour combler son amour des animaux et de…

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Anne-Sophie Caron

Rôle sur l’équipe Beagle: Coordonnatrice du contenuRole on the Beagle Team: Content CoordinatorAnne-Sophie est étudiante au doctorat à l’Université Concordia, dans le laboratoire d’Emma Despland. Si vous la connaissez un peu, vous savez qu’elle se passionne pour les insectes depuis longtemps! C’est pour cette raison (entres autres) qu’elle a choisi d’étudier l’impact des épidémies de livrée des forêts sur les écosystèmes forestiers. Même si elle passe beaucoup de temps à penser aux insectes et à…

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Backpack Essentials: On the open road

As the former conservation and engagement coordinator for the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) BC Region, Travis Muir loved spending his working days outdoors, whether it was removing invasive species or speaking with local volunteers. But he realized that he always had a craving for adventure. With just a bike and the company of a few friends, Travis decided to fulfill this craving by taking a journey from Kelowna to Victoria, BC.

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Training digital scientists

Gulp. My first post in… a while. Life, work, chaos, ideas — it all caught up with me recently. I’ve missed the blog greatly, and felt a regular pang of guilt at letting it gather dust. But I’m back! The 200+ draft posts in my backlog ain’t gonna write themselves. Thank you for returning and reading this one.Recently I wrote about our continuing adventures in training; since I wrote that post in April, we’ve taught…

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IUCN developing four-year global conservation plan

The Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership (CPCIL) and the Canadian Committee for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (CCIUCN) organized a webinar on July 4th, 2019 to present the 2021-2024 IUCN Draft Programme entitled, “One Nature, One Future”. The IUCN Programme is a framework for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating conservation work undertaken by all components of IUCN, commissions and secretariat (on behalf of IUCN members). The Programme is developed through a nine-month…

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This Week in Whales: June 30 – July 8 2019

Welcome to This Week in Whales for June 30 – July 8 2019! Welcome back to This Week in Whales!  This past week we celebrated Canada Day here in British Columbia and across the Salish Sea it was Independence Day for our American friend! First off, Skaana host Mark Leiren-Young made two guest appearances! The first was on The Public Circle Podcast with Green MLA Adam Olsen where he talked about the Southern Resident Orcas and how…

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