Myles Lamont was Wildlife Preservation Canada’s 24th Canada’s New Noah in 2013. Following his scholarship session, he took advantage of his time overseas before heading back to Canada and his conservation adventures. He tells us more here.
After leaving Mauritius, I spent a bit of time volunteering at the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds in Cape Town, mostly cleaning up after African penguins and other seabirds that were being rehabilitated. Shortly after returning to Canada, I headed into the boreal forest in northern Alberta working with the Canadian Wildlife Service on their landbird monitoring program. We worked out of field camps most of the late spring and early summer covering a large portion of the province by truck, atv and helicopter.
Following that contract, I picked up another project working with ferruginous hawks in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan with a joint University of Alberta and CWS program doing ground truthing and vegetation analysis for this species-at-risk.
I soon after was offered a job working in the Arctic with the Government of Nunavut on their wildlife programs in the western portion of the territory which is where I am still based at the moment working out of a community called Kugluktuk. My job here mostly entails working closely with the Inuit and managing their caribou and muskox populations, in addition to capture caribou to track them with GPS collars and flying surveys over the Arctic to determine population sizes of both species.