Jeff Wells
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Dr. Jeff Wells is the senior scientist for the International Boreal Conservation Campaign. He earned his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University and has published numerous scientific and popular articles and book chapters and is the author of Boreal Birds of North America (2011) and Birder’s Conservation Handbook: 100 North American Birds at Risk (2007).

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10 Stories That Will Shape the Future of Canada's Boreal Forest

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 7:21 AM

2013 was a big year for Canada's boreal forest. From new parks and protected areas to game-changing court decisions that saw First Nations receive more control over development projects within their traditional lands, there was no shortage of action throughout this massive forest that stretches all the way from Yukon...

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What the Amazonian Kayapó Have in Common With Indigenous Peoples of Canada's Boreal

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 5:37 PM

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The Kayapo homeland in Brazil stands out as an island of intact forest against a surrounding onslaught of deforestation (fires highlighted in red, which were previously rare before development in the surrounding area). Photo Credit: NASA

At the recent World...

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Why Mass Bird Deaths Occur and How to Stop Them

(1) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 4:53 PM

When 7,500 birds died a few weeks ago at a natural gas flare in New Brunswick, there was shock and dismay among most people who heard the news. Later news stories interviewed various bird experts to try to understand the context -- was this a rare event? How...

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Why Canada's Wetlands Matter to the World

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 9:59 AM

Here's a surprise for you. You may already know that the list of the world's largest and most important wetlands includes the Amazon Basin and the Pantanal of South America; the Nile River Basin and Congo Basin of Africa; and the Mississippi River Basin in the United States. But did...

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