There are many reasons why nature conservation is important. We live in a vast and diverse country with habitats and rare species that need our help if they are going to survive. Nature and nature conservation are an important part of our Canadian heritage and our identity.
As a founding Board member of the Ontario Invasive Plant Council and holding a M.Sc. from the University of Guelph, Dan Kraus works as a conservation scientist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Ontario. He lives in the headwaters of Bronte Creek in the Lake Ontario watershed where he enjoys chopping wood and raising happy chickens along with contributing to the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s blog www.landlines.ca
The rainbow was once widely distributed and common in many rivers and creeks in southern Ontario. Today it is extremely rare. While we did our part in obliterating the rainbow by polluting its river home, today, the number one threat to this species is invasive, non-native zebra mussels.
06/05/2014 01:00 EDT
Cities rely on nature for their very well-being. Nature in cities reduces energy bills, cleans the air and protects us from floods. There is a growing body of evidence that nature makes us better people and builds better communities.
04/15/2014 12:42 EDT
The changes we have seen more recently in our forests have not been caused by plate tectonics or long term climate cycles, but by me, by you, by us. We have converted almost 50 per cent of our planet's forests into croplands, ranches, plantations, subdivisions and highways.
11/06/2013 05:59 EST
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