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Biodiversity

Biodiversity

Biodiversity is essential if our World is to survive through these challenging times of Climate Change.  Ontario is one small piece of the entire web of life, as are each of us.  Together we can ensure a future for our children, but we must each act now to do what we can to ensure that biodiversity is protected.

Check out this excellent video “Our World Ontario”, put out by the Ministry of Natural Resources.  If you explore this link you will also find several excellent booklets about biodiversity.

Salmon: Running the Gauntlet

This film investigates the parallel stories of collapsing Pacific salmon populations and how biologists and engineers have become instruments in audacious experiments to replicate every stage of the fish’s life cycle. Each of our desperate efforts to save salmon has involved replacing their natural cycle of reproduction and death with a radically manipulated life history. Our once great runs of salmon are now conceived in laboratories, raised in tanks, driven in trucks, and farmed in pens. Here we go beyond the ongoing debate over how to save an endangered species. In its exposure of a wildly creative, hopelessly complex, and stunningly expensive approach to managing salmon, the film reveals one of the most ambitious plans ever conceived for taking the reins of the planet. Watch the full episode.

Another excellent video – check out the preview!

Watch Salmon: Running the Gauntlet on PBS. See more from Nature.

 

 

THANK YOU ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION, KGHM INTERNATIONAL & CONSERVATION SUDBURY FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

The Lower Vermilion Source Water Quality Program is a 3 year study to characterize the lower Vermilion River to identify all negative inputs and outputs affecting water quality, and to ultimately recommend a course of action to protect and restore water quality on the Vermilion River system.