David Suzuki: Microbes, biodiversity and the benefits of getting dirty

Microbes are not only around us, they live on and in us. And there are many we couldn’t live without.

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Rally for Nature at Queen’s Park

Ontario Nature asks the provincial government and all candidates running in the October election to stop the ongoing loss of biodiversity in Ontario.

Rally for Nature at Queen’s Park

Ontario Nature asks the provincial government and all candidates running in the October election to stop the ongoing loss of biodiversity in Ontario.

Antelope-friendly Fences – June 25

Grassland Event

Keen on completing necessary conservation work? On Saturday, June 25th at 9:00am join us in the Pakowki Lake Natural Area near Medicine Hat to remove the first wire on fences surrounding a Nature Conservancy of Canada properity to help pronghorn antelope roam freely accross the landscape!

Antelope-friendly Fences – June 25

Keen on completing necessary conservation work? On Saturday, June 25th at 9:00am join us in the Pakowki Lake Natural Area near Medicine Hat to remove the first wire on fences surrounding a Nature Conservancy of Canada properity to help pronghorn antelope roam freely accross the landscape!

Bull’s-eye at Birdseye – June 23rd, 2011

Keen on completing necessary conservation work? On Thursday, June 23rd at 10:00am join us in the Waterton Area to tear down some unneeded buildings on a Nature Conservancy of Canada properity to help restore native habitat!

Summer at the Beaty

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC has a summer full of events planned for everyone of all ages. The summer season kicks off on May 22 with a festival celebrating the International Day of Biological Diversity with this year’s theme of forests.

Biodiversity Lecture Series and Scott Linstead – Beaty Biodiversity Museum Update

Biodiversity Lecture Series: Digital Biodiversity – Paul Hebert Biodiversity science is building a new approach to identification, one based on the analysis of short DNA sequences. This shift from analogue to digital identification systems will transform biodiversity science–where a touch will reveal an organism’s identity and all that humanity knows about it. Paul Hebert is…

Biosphère Environment Museum: Wild about Nature

From February 26 to March 13, 2011, the Biosphère Environment Museum is the place for youth and their families to have a spring break full of discovery and adventure with the “Wild about Nature” program. Indoors and out, they are invited to come have fun while discovering some secrets about biodiversity.

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B.C.’s Biodiversity Is Important for All of Canada – Science Matters

One of my proudest moments came in 1992 at the inaugural Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Along with UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (which in turn led to the Kyoto Protocol), a second key outcome of this international meeting was the signing of the Convention on Biological Diversity, a groundbreaking agreement founded on the principle that conserving biological diversity is “a common concern of all humankind”. Canada was the first of 189 countries to sign the agreement.

Schad Family Gallery of Life in Crisis

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) announces a new major gift to its Renaissance ROM expansion and renovation project from Robert Schad and family. This remarkable $12 million gift will be used to establish the Schad Family Gallery of Life in Crisis in the historic buildings of the Museum.