Boreal Bird Blog
Observations and updates from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Jeff Wells, and the BSI science team
Archive: Conservation
March 3, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Most people go to Banff, Alberta at this time of year for skiing. But my colleagues and I are going to be there next week for an entirely different reason: the 2017 Canadian Parks Conference!
March 1, 2017 | David Childs
Water is the dominant theme throughout much of Thaidene Nene. Wrapping around the East Arm of Great Slave Lake—the world’s 9th largest lake—Thaidene Nene extends far to the northeast and encircles a...
February 22, 2017 | David Childs
Better known as Ts’ude niline Tu’eyeta to the Dene and Métis peoples of the Sahtu Region, Ramparts River and Wetlands is internationally acclaimed for its high volume of carbon-dense wetlands and its...
February 20, 2017 | David Childs
As the world struggles to curb climate change and shield endangered mammals, birds and plants from extinction, Canada has a giant solution hidden in plain sight: its wetlands.
February 2, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
graphic-wetlands.jpg It’s World Wetlands Day today, Feb. 2nd, 2017.And could there be a more fitting place to remember during this celebration than the most wetland-...
January 19, 2017 | Dr. Jeff Wells
Here at the Boreal Songbird Initiative we have been excited by a unique opportunity to bring together Indigenous science and Western science in collaboration with some of our Indigenous partners. We...
December 21, 2016 | Dr. Jeff Wells
The summit was led by and the agenda was set by Indigenous government, communities and leaders in contrast to most climate change related conferences are organized and led by government, researchers...
November 23, 2016 | David Childs
As you may have heard, Canada is primed to finally have a national bird. After 2 years of careful consideration, the Royal Canadian Geographic Society has officially endorsed the Gray Jay as its...
September 22, 2016 | Dr. Jeff Wells
A new report released by the Partners In Flight coalition contains a shocking statistic—there are a billion and a half fewer birds now on the North American continent then there was in 1970. That’s a...
September 13, 2016 | David Childs
By now you may have heard the good news: Maine has a new 87,500-acre national monument located just to the east of Baxter State Park. Named the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, the area...

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