In our latest “Pandacast” episode, we’re talking to the WWF-Canada scientists behind our latest online report, The Wildlife Protection Assessment: A National Habitat Crisis.
Habitat for Canada’s at-risk species is becoming increasingly degraded or destroyed. Up to half of Canada’s monitored species are now in decline. Worse still, many of the habitats for high concentrations of species at-risk are inadequately protected—if they’re protected at all.
The Wildlife Protection Assessment reveals just how serious the problem is from coast to coast to coast. It also provides recommendations that different levels of government can take to protect areas across Canada that will benefit the most at-risk species and slow the impacts of climate change.
To undertake this assessment, WWF-Canada scientists mapped gaps in the existing protected area network, and compared them with high-priority areas based on the density of at-risk species, natural carbon stores that keep the climate in balance, and climate refuges.
It’s a complex issue, and the perfect place to go behind-the-scenes to learn more on our WWF-Canada Pandacast!
Join host Megan Leslie, President and C.E.O. of WWF-Canada, as well as James Snider, vice president of Science, Research and Innovation with WWF-Canada and conservation specialist Jessica Currie as they discuss the Wildlife Protection Assessment and what it means for Canadians and our wildlife.
• Episode transcript in PDF if you’d prefer to read the podcast.
• The full online report of The Wildlife Protection Assessment
• Here’s the PDF summary of the The Wildlife Protection Assessment
• Podcast music by Sarah Spring