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Ryan Reynolds and a host of other Canadian celebrities have joined forces to protect nature
2009-11-30
Nature Conservancy of Canada
Ryan Reynolds, Jason Priestley, William Shatner and Rachel Blanchard, star in A Force for Nature - a 30 minute television journey through some of our most magnificent but threatened landscapes.

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Biodiversity
Connexipedia Article
Article
The variation of life forms within a given ecosystem, biome, or for the entire Earth.
Biodiversity is the best defence against corn pests
Lundgren, Jonathan; Fausti, Scott
Article
2015
Ecologist
Farmers' first line of defence against pests is the ecosystem in and around their fields. With widespread or indiscriminate use of pesticides essential biodiversity is lost - and the result is more fr...
The Centrality of Seed: Building Agricultural Resilience Through Plant Breeding
Ceccarelli, Salvatore
Article
2016
Independent Science News
Five of the global issues most frequently debated today are the decline of biodiversity in general and of agrobiodiversity in particular, climate change, hunger and malnutrition, poverty and water. Se...
Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were
Empson, Martin
Article
2017
Climate & Capitalism
Martin Empson reviews an important book (DEAD ZONE: Where the Wild Things Were by Philip Lymber,Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017) for activists, a frightening examination of the impact of industrial agric...
The fruits of protest
Russia has shelved plans to break up the historic Pavlovsk seed bank
Jego, Marie
Article
2010
The Guardian
The Pavlovsk open air seedbank in St. Petersburg maintains 12,000 species of fruit trees, berries, and flowers. Plans to auction off the land have been placed on hold after protests.
The Great Seed Piracy
Shiva, Vandana
Article
2016
Toward Freedom
A great seed and biodiversity piracy is underway and it must be stopped. The privateers of today include not just the corporations -- which are becoming fewer and larger through mergers -- but also in...
Monarch butterfly decline can only be stopped by a ban on glyphosate
Sirinathsinghji, Eva
Article
2016
The Ecologist
Monarch butterfly numbers are dwindling despite protection of their wintering forests in Mexico, and voluntary schemes to restore their food plant, milkweed, in US field margins, writes Eva Sirinathsi...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 21, 2018
What are we eating?
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2018
Connexions
What are we eating? A simple question which opens up a labyrinth of devilishly complex issues about production and distribution, access to land, control of water, prices, health and safety, migrant la...
Vandana Shiva On Resisting GMOs: "Saving Seeds Is a Political Act"
Gelder, Sarah Van
Article
2013
Toward Freedom
Sarah van Gelder interviewed Vandana Shiva, renowned for her activism against GMOs, globalization, and patents on seeds and traditional foods.
Wildlife haven in the Korean DMZ under threat
Harvey, Fiona
Article
2012
The Guardian
Agricultural development is encroaching on the biodiversity of the demilitarised zone, destroying habitat and plant life.
World's conservation hopes rest on Ecuador's revolutionary Yasuni model
Watts, Jonathan
Article
2012
The Guardian
A plan to preserve the most biodiverse region on Earth from oil exploitation has put Yasuni national park at the frontline of a global battle between living systems and fossil fuels. But enthusiasm is...

Sources Bookshelf

A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation
Park, Chris
Book
2008
Contains over 8500 entries on all aspects of the environment and conservation. Embraces a broad spectrum of environmental areas including sustainable development, biodiversity, conservation, environme...
The Monkey's Voyage
How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life
de Queiroz, Alan
Book
2014
In The Monkey's Voyage, biologist Alan de Queiroz describes a radical new view of how fragmented distributions came into being, arguing that different species were not simply constrained by continenta...

Media

Canadian Wildlife
Environment and wildlife. French-language edition is BiosphŠre.
ON Nature
Nature, environment and wildlife in Ontario.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Environment Canada
Environment Canada is dedicated to safeguarding people's health and property from harmful substances and environmental changes; their quality of life, based on society's development in harmony with it...


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