Top 5 Challenges for our Oceans in 2018

By David Evans When you think of the ocean, you probably immediately conjure an image of a sandy beaches, warm salt water, sunshine, coral reefs, or diverse marine life. But our oceans’ health… Continue reading

Science Communication: So many species, so many ways to study them

By Rosemary Mosco I have the best job in the world. I encourage people to get excited about nature. I’m a science communicator — someone who bridges the gap between scientists, the media… Continue reading

Ten tips for finding a job in conservation

By Dan Kraus There’s a lot I love about my job at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). Working on endangered species, landscape planning and protecting some of Canada’s most important habitats is… Continue reading

Josh Noseworthy: Conservation is not about wildlife, it’s about people

“Conservation isn’t about wildlife, it’s about people. If you’re serious about conserving wildlife, you need to understand how people work.” – Josh Noseworthy Imagine walking through woods thick with ancient, old-growth trees. Woods… Continue reading

Pushing Past the Imposter Syndrome

Have you ever felt like you’re not really as smart as others think you are? Do you question your capacity to lead? Do you think you’re a fraud? Everyone feels this at some… Continue reading

Can Citizen Science be Unethical?

What is citizen science? Citizen science has many definitions, but simply put, it is the collection of data to aid in research collaborations between scientists and volunteers (citizen scientists) to increase opportunities for scientific… Continue reading

Banding together to protect birds

By Sarah Ludlow In a previous blog post on the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s blog, Land Lines, I discussed how scientists determine long-term trends in bird populations through annual monitoring. Those estimates provide valuable information… Continue reading

10 things I learned when going plastic-free for a month

By Rhiannon Moore ​By the year 2050, it is expected that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. This prediction made by scientists, is something I always come back to… Continue reading

Giving a voice to the little guys: Raechel Bonomo

The field of science allows for many different career paths, including academia, policy, and research and development. For Raechel Bonomo, it is being a writer, a communicator of science, research and the environment.… Continue reading

Internal parasites and the conservation of birds

By Chelsea Enslow Most people, especially Canadians, know how annoying being swarmed by mosquitoes in the early summer can be. There is nothing quite like braving clouds of host-seeking insects while exploring our… Continue reading