Wildlife Enforcement Directorate Discussion on Collaborative Research Opportunities

Thursday April 19, 2018 10:30am to 11:30am
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On Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 10:30-11:30, Lonny Coote, Regional Director and Chad Boyko, Wildlife Officer will be visiting campus to explore opportunities for collaborative research. The purpose of this discussion is to explore shared interests among enforcement and the scientific, veterinarian and education communities, especially in relation to Species at Risk and endangered species, including avian, terrestrial, aquatic and plant species. 

Space is limited so please RSVP as soon possible to Elizabeth Shantz, Knowledge Mobilization Manager at eshan@uoguelph.ca or ext. 53093. 

Explore Opportunities for Collaboration

Lonny and Chad will give a short presentation about the seriousness of wildlife trafficking and current enforcement efforts to combat this, including their application of scientific techniques, followed by a group discussion to learn about research on campus, identify mutual areas of interest and discuss opportunities for collaboration related to wildlife protection and enforcement.

Share On-Campus Technologies

Additionally, recent technological and practice innovations may hold significant potential for the Directorate to identify and track illegal wildlife trade.  The Directorate is interested in learning about ongoing research and technological advances with implications for their work.

Join Us!

This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn about the areas of interest to Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Wildlife Enforcement Directorate, to explore opportunities for collaborative research with key staff members, and to identify how your research or technologies can contribute to combating the illegal wildlife trade.

About the Wildlife Enforcement Directorate

Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Wildlife Enforcement Directorate, Ontario Region, (WED) is the federal enforcement branch responsible for verifying compliance with legislation designed to ensure the protection of Canadian wildlife species, foreign species and protected areas.


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