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December 15, 2021–Jenna Cardoso
Climate Change•Ecology•Indigenous Relations•Protected Places•Stewardship and restoration•Wetlands
James Bay peatlands © Ray Ford
Ontario’s peatlands store the most carbon in the country – more than all the other natural ecosystems in Ontario combined – making these terrestrial wetland ecosystems an essential nature-based climate ...
December 2, 2021–Anne Bell
Habitat•Land-use planning•Species at Risk•Stewardship and restoration
Blanding's turtle, threatened © David Allen CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
The Auditor General of Ontario’s report, Protecting and Recovering Species at Risk, is not reading for the faint of heart. Released on November 22, 2021 the audit sets out in ...
November 18, 2021–Jenna Cardoso
Catchacoma Lake © David Allan Barker CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
On November 2nd at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (known as COP26), over 100 world leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pledged to end and reverse deforestation by 2030. ...
October 14, 2021–Jenna Cardoso
Climate Change•Environmental Education•Stewardship and restoration
Waterspouts, Lake Erie © Mark K CC BY-SA 2.0
This blog is the second in our a series about nature-based solutions to climate change. Canada is warming twice as fast as the global rate, causing profound changes to our climate, health ...
September 24, 2021–Guest blogger
Ecology•Habitat•Protected Places•Stewardship and restoration
Lake and forest near Catchacoma © AFER
Driving along a rural road in central Ontario, it’s easy to feel immersed in the forests of the Canadian Shield. Surrounded by tall pines, one could forget that you’re on ...