Bienvenue dans la section blogues du WWF-Canada

Bâtir un monde où les humains pourront vivre en harmonie avec la nature


Brandon Laforest
Brandon Laforest
Senior Specialist, Arctic Species & Ecosystems
Brandon received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Guelph in Wildlife Biology, and his master’s degree from the University of Guelph in Animal Nutrition and Metabolism. He is currently finishing his doctoral studies at York University in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, with his research focusing on the feeding ecology of the Southern Hudson Bay subpopulation of polar bears in relation to a changing climate. He has also worked in conjunction with Cree communities along the shores of southeastern Hudson Bay and James Bay to incorporate Traditional Ecological Knowledge into his analysis of polar bear food web dynamics in the region. This integrative research program has allowed Brandon to study polar bears from a variety of perspectives as a member of various research teams; including handling wild polar bears to obtain valuable biological samples, conducting large-scale aerial surveys of polar bears at the population level, conducting interviews with local elders and hunters from northern communities, and working with zoos to initiate feeding trial studies to better understand polar bear metabolism. Brandon decided to pursue a career in northern studies after travelling to Churchill, Manitoba during his undergraduate studies, and falling in love with northern wildlife and landscapes.

Abonnez-vous au blogue de Brandon

Les blogues de Brandon

Les aires de mise bas et d’élevage du caribou toundrique : incompatibles avec les mines!
Le plan d’aménagement du territoire du Nunavut offre d’énormes opportunités de conservation pour le caribou

Le nouveau plan du Manitoba permet au béluga de nager librement dans nos eaux grâce à 4 recommandations
Le gouvernement manitobain lance aujourd’hui son premier plan de protection de l’habitat du béluga à l’ouest de la baie d’Hudson. Le statut de cette population est présentement considéré comme préoccupant, c’est pourquoi nous apportons aujourd’hui notre support à ce plan.

Bientôt des protections pour les bélugas de la baie d’Hudson?
La plus grande concentration de bélugas estivants de la planète – on parle d’environ 57 000 individus – se trouve dans l’ouest de la baie d’Hudson.