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Now Hiring! Urban Wildlife Program Coordinator

Reporting to the Conservation Projects Manager, the Urban Wildlife Program Coordinator is responsible for the development and delivery of Co-existing with Coyotes, Pacific Blue Heron colony programs and all other…

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SPES turns 36 today!

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) has been a registered charity since 1988 and first incorporated as the Stanley Park Zoological Society. Following the closure of the Park’s zoo in 1995,…

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SPES’s 2023 Heron Report is now available

Another Stanley Park heron breeding season has come to an end. SPES staff successfully monitored the Pacific Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias fannini) colony located at the Vancouver Park Board…

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A beautiful red cedar in Stanley Park

We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and help steward is the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation.

Since time immemorial, Coast Salish peoples have lived reciprocally with the land, harvesting and cultivating foods and medicines and practicing ceremony. The abundance of these lands and waters, which enables us to live, work, and play here today, is a result of the past and on-going stewardship and advocacy of the Coast Salish peoples.

Photo: A red cedar in Spapayeq/Stanley Park (Don Enright)

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