Bumble bee field work: when a generalist meets a specialist

This year I am fortunate enough to be a part of Wildlife Preservation Canada’s (WPC) Native Pollinator Initiative (NPI). I come from a background heavy in entomology, which is the study of insects. I began my university education in a zoology program at the University of Guelph, which shockingly did
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Investigating effectiveness of signage in educating the public

An important component of WPC’s recovery of the Ojibway Prairie population of massasauga rattlesnakes in southwestern Ontario involves public outreach and education to curb human-rattlesnake conflict. These conflicts can result in a person experiencing a “nuisance” encounter with a snake, or, in rare cases, a snakebite requiring immediate medical attention.
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Shrike program paving the way in migratory songbird conservation

Conservation recovery still critical for Canada’s loggerhead shrike populations. From the 2020 Annual Report. Loggerhead shrikes were once a common sight in grasslands across southern Ontario, but their numbers have dropped steadily since the 1960s. They would have disappeared entirely from Canada if not for conservation action. Habitat loss, here
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How are the bumble bees doing in southern Ontario?

When the topic of bees comes up most people will turn their thoughts to the well-known honey bee. However, there are many native species of wild bees to keep in mind. Wild bees, including bumble bees, are very critical pollinators within many plant networks. They are fantastic pollinators of crops
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Helping our neighbours while improving our skills: Conservation Planning for Red Wolf

Now you might ask why the Canadian Species Initiative (CSI) would be working on a project for a species found only in the United States? Well, CSI, a collaborative project between Wildlife Preservation Canada and African Lion Safari, became the newest Regional Resource Centre for the International Union for Conservation
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