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American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), located in New York, comprises 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories and its renowned library. The collections contain over 32 m...
Bat Conservation International
An organization devoted to bats. The mission of Bat Conservation International is to conserve the world#s bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet. BCI is dedicated to the enduring protection of the world#s 1300+...
Canadian Wildlife Federation
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, carrying out research, developing and delivering education programs, promoting the...
Connexions
Connexions compiles and disseminates information about social and economic alternatives. Established in 1975 as an independent non-profit research organization and information clearinghouse, Connexions compiles and publishes a var...
International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the w...
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is an international leader in the scientific study of the natural world. Our science mission is to: * Explore the diversity of the natural world and the processes that generate this diversity. * Use t...
Senckenbergische Naturforschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum
The Senckenberg Museum is one of the largest Natural History Museums in Germany and exhibits the recent biodiversity of life and evolution of organisms as well as the change of planet earth over millions of years. New scientific f...
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's preeminent museum and research complex. The Museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery and learning about the natural wor...

News Releases

Make it a Green Holiday: Put a piece of Canada under the tree
2009-11-13
Nature Conservancy of Canada
This holiday season, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has the answer for holiday shoppers struggling to find that perfect gift. Give your friends and family a Gift of Canadian Nature.
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.

Sources Select Resources

Anthropocene Boosters and the Attack on Wilderness Conservation
Wuerthner, George
Article
2015
Independent Science News
A number of academics, commentators, and groups argue that humans have so completely modified the Earth that concepts such as 'wilderness' or 'nature' have become meaningless, and that therefore there...
Connexions Library: Nature Focus
Website
2009
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on nature.
Digital Disconnect and its adverse impact on how (or whether) we engage with nature
Briggs, Laura
Article
2016
Ecologist
As the Digital Schoolhouse programme starts a national roll out to schools across the UK, scientists warn that digital disconnect can mean caring less - for each other and the environment.
Divine ecstasy of Nature: Selected Writings by John Muir
Williams, Terry Tempest
Article
2017
Ecologist
A new collection of John Muir's (1838-1914) writings promises to inspire another generation to fall in love with wild nature, to care for it, to know that wilderness is not optional but central to our...
Divine wilderness: John Muir's spiritual and political journey
Flinders, Tim
Article
2016
The Ecologist
For John Muir, founder of America's national parks, immersion in nature was a blessing providing direct communion with divinity,and the cause of a spiritual awakening that inspired his life's work: to...
The future is agroecology
Tudge, Colin; Harvey, Graham
Article
2014
Ecologist
The way to a sustainable, people-centred agriculture lies in agroecology - farming based on ecological principles, taking account of the interdependence of all living things.
A Guide to Bird Guides
Farragher, Elaine
Article
1988
When you only have mere seconds in which to observe a bird and identify it, and you aren't already an expert ornithologist, the field guide you use, and your familiarity with it, become of prime impor...
Heeding nature to understand ourselves
A new genre of writing is putting centre stage the interconnectedness between human beings and the wilderness
Bunting, Madeleine
Article
2007
The Guardian Weekly
A new literary tendency in the nature writing genre is to point out the interconnectedness between humans and their environment. Rather than study nature as a thing apart from man, these books challen...
Humboldt, Alexander von
Connexipedia Article
Article
Naturalist. (1769-1859).
The Invention of Nature: adventures of Alexander Humboldt, lost hero of science
Mellen, Matt
Article
2016
The Ecologist
Andrea Wulf's book about the remarkable 19th century explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt is welcome, opportune and a pleasure to read, packed as it is with high adventure and amazing discov...
The Laws of Nature
A Skeptics Guide
Pazameta, Zoran
Article
2000
Skeptical Inquirer
Manifesto for the Green Mind
Jules Pretty sets out a plan to engage people with Nature and create more sustainable and enjoyable living for everyone.
Pretty, Jules
Article
2017
The Ecologist
Jules Pretty sets out a plan to engage people with Nature and create more sustainable and enjoyable living for everyone. The first call to action is: "Every child outdoors every day".
Marx and Nature: A Red and Green Perspective - Book Review
Empson, Martin
Article
2015
Climate & Capitalism
Essential reading for ecosocialists. Paul Burkett shows that humanity's relationship to nature is central to Marx’s critique of capitalism and vision of socialism.
The Moronic Sport: ORVs on Public Lands
Wuerthner, George
Article
2008
CounterPunch
I do not accept the premise that abuse of our lands is something that we must tolerate as inevitable. It is our land. It is our children's land, and their children's land. We have a responsibility to ...
Natural environment
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Nature
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Nature (journal)
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Nature Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
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A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to nature in the Sources directory for the media.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 5, 2015
Residential schools
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
This issue of Other Voices focuses on residential schools. As documented by the just-released report of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, residential schools were set up to forcibly 'assim...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 27, 2017
Official Enemies
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Connexions
Why and how do some countries become 'enemies'? How and why do governments and media work in tandem to demonize official enemies? Who are the people who live in those countries, what are their lives l...
Spring sprung, grass riz, wonder where birdies is
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1977
Seven News
Some days, when you go outside, an icy wind sneaks up on you and quickly tears away your warm illusions about winter being over. This, you think, shivering, is supposed to be spring? Still, whether we...
Toronto Ravines - Ours to Preserve
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1982
Seven News
Toronto's ravines are a treasure; it's up to us to preserve them.

Sources Bookshelf

The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature
Kröller, Eva-Marie
Book
2004
Broad surveys of fiction, drama, and poetry, Aboriginal writings, Francophone writings, autobiography, literary criticism, writing by women, urban writing, nature writing, travel writing, and short fi...
Connexions Annual 1994
A Sourcebook of Social and Environmental Alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1994
Simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives. The bulk of the Annual is devoted to listings of grassroots groups. It also contains a series...
A Field Guide to Eastern Forests
Kricher, John C.; Morrison, Gordon
Book
1988
A "second-generation" field guide to the ecology of the forests and fields of eastern North America.
Field Notes From a Hidden City
Woolfson, Esther
Book
2013
Woolfson examines the elements - geographic, atmospheric and environmental - which bring diverse life forms to live in close proximity in cities. She considers prevailing attitudes towards the natural...
George Orwell: A Life
Crick, Bernard
Book
1980
A biography of George Orwell.
The Green Trees Beyond
A Memoir
Lawrence, R. D.
Book
1994
R.D. Lawrence, a self-taught biologist whose first years of life coincided with the Spanish civil war, and who later became a noted as well as self-taught Canadian biologist.
Legacy
The Natural History of Ontario
Theberge, John B.
Book
1989
A comprehensive, extensively illustrated natural history of Ontario, covering bedrock, soils, birds, mammals, insects, wildflowers, forests, prehistoric life, and much more.
The Living Planet
Attenborough, David
Book
1984
The story of the Earth's surface and its colonization by animals and plants.
The Norton Book of Nature Writing
Finch, Robert
Book
1990
The Running Sky
A Birdwatching Life
Dee, Tim
Book
2009
A series of essays in the 'nature watching' theme, about birdwatching and the author's experiences while engaged in that pursuit.
Toronto Rocks
The Geological Legacy of the Toronto Region
Eyles, Nick; Clinton, Laura
Book
1998
Toronto’s urban geology.

Media

Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences
Reports current research in all aspects of earth science, including geomatics, geophysics, and geology.
Canadian Wildlife
Environment and wildlife. French-language edition is BiosphŠre.
Cottage Life
Magazine about Ontario's water-based seasonal cottages, and the people who use them.
Discovery Channel
The world is just awesome! With compelling real-life programming that inspires and entertains, Discovery Channel reveals the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. Discovery Channel offers ...
IDNR-TV
A channel devoted to natural resources with industry related and social issues programming. Its programming focuses on the latest trends affecting the natural resources sector, market news, industry e...
Love Nature
A nature-themed channel airing programming on a wide variety of topics from animals to landscapes to outer space.
ON Nature
Nature, environment and wildlife in Ontario.
Owl - Discovery Magazine for Kids
Educational and fun magazine for children from 2-14 years old. Science, facts, fiction, current events, puzzles, games, jokes, etc.
Reptile Life
Natural history and conservation of the world's reptiles and amphibians, with some captive husbandry articles for hobbyists.
ROM
Magazine by Royal Ontario Museum. Articles on science, art and archaeology with regular editorial columns. All content concentrates on the research and collections of the ROM.


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