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Please Raise Your Voice in Support of Ontario’s Species at Risk!

16 May 2019 – Bird Studies Canada strongly opposes proposed changes to Ontario’s Endangered Species Act (ESA), as brought forward in Schedule 5 of Bill 108. The changes would remove essential legal protections for species at risk and for the habitats that sustain them. Please add your voice for Ontario’s imperilled flora and fauna by providing comments on the 10th Year Review of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act.

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Long-billed Curlews are Landing in BC

18 April 2019 – The family of bird species that includes curlews (as well as godwits and some other large waders) is one of the most threatened bird families in the world. Over half of the species in this family are of global conservation concern. That’s why certain conservation organizations around the world have started to recognize April 21 as World Curlew Day – a day for learning more about and celebrating these at-risk birds.

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Cooperation for Prairie Conservation Grows Stronger

22 March 2019 – “Working Landscapes” was the theme of the 12th Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference held in Winnipeg, Manitoba from February 19-21, 2019. Attendees from a range of sectors – scientists, agricultural producers, consultants, and more – had the opportunity to explore the intersections of conservation and agriculture, have their perspectives heard, and work together on conservation solutions.

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Defend Ontario’s Endangered Species Act

15 March 2019 – Bird Studies Canada provided comments and recommendations to the Ontario Government on the recently posted 10th Year Review of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act: Discussion Paper. We are deeply concerned about Ontario’s species at risk and the overall direction put forth in the discussion paper and urge our supporters to become familiar with this issue and contact your local MPP.

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Scientists Heading to Prairie Conservation Conference

12 February 2019 – A team of Bird Studies Canada staff will soon be heading to the 12th Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference in Winnipeg, MB from February 19-21. The theme of the conference is "Working Landscapes,” and participants will be exploring intersections between conservation and agriculture.

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2018 Red List Winners and Losers: Canadian Perspective on the Global Report Card

18 December 2018 – Each year, the global extinction risk to all bird species is assessed by BirdLife International, the official Red List Authority for birds for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. The 2018 update has just been released.

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Help us Raise $10,000 for the Long-billed Curlew and Other Birds at Risk

20 November 2018 – Giving Tuesday is a growing global movement that celebrates the spirit of giving. We hope you’ll join in this year on Tuesday, November 27th. Show your love for birds and help us meet our goal of raising $10,000 for bird research and conservation!

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New Marine National Wildlife Area in BC a Positive Step for Birds

24 September 2018 – On September 13, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Jonathan Wilkinson, announced the creation of the Scott Islands Marine National Wildlife Area on Canada’s Pacific coast. The area is the first to be protected under the Canada Wildlife Act, and its establishment follows years of consultation with Indigenous Peoples, the government of British Columbia, and stakeholders.

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