The Centre for Wildlife Ecology is a collaboration between Simon Fraser University and Environment Canada. Its mission is:
- to foster high quality, graduate training and research
- to conduct basic and applied research in wildlife ecology
- to provide knowledge and personnel that will help Environment Canada and other agencies meet the challenges of conservation in the 21st century.
NEWS from the CWE
The CBC recently did a lovely feature story summarizing the past two decades of research on seabirds at Triangle Island by the CWE and Environment Canada. It features a lengthy interview with Scientific Director Mark Hipfner, and some gorgeous photos, most courtesy of CWE MSc student Alice Domalik! Check it out!
In November several members of the CWE attended the 7th Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group meeting in Paracas, Peru. Dov Lank and Connie Smith were awarded the first Lewis W. Oring Lifetime Achievement Award for Shorebird Research. Everyone celebrated by going out and catching shorebirds with Eve!
Former CWE-er Dr. Laura MacFarlane Tranquilla is featured in this month's Bird Studies Canada newsletter for her work on Leach's Storm Petrels. This is her fifth season visiting Baccalieu Island, Newfoundland to monitor this "vulnerable" species.
Bird Studies Canada has instituted a new program aimed at protecting the Fraser River Estuary Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA), which has been identified as an ‘IBA in Danger’ by BirdLife International. The CWE has conducted research on Western Sandpipers and other shorebirds for more than two decades at this site.