Capturing a conservation gem in action

Bald eagle (Photo by NCC)

One of the greatest Canadian conservation success stories is that of the bald eagle. It’s hard to believe that such an iconic species was almost wiped out, yet today in Atlantic Canada, bald eagles are so numerous that we export them to the...

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A walk in the woods: Acadian old-growth forest

Acadian forest, Chignecto Isthmus, NS (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

If you’re at all like me, coming across big, old trees while exploring the woods is always a thrill. Over the past four years, as conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Atlantic Region, I’ve...

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The Jenga theory of biodiversity: The tipping point of ecosystems and the diversity of species

Jenga tower (Photo by Wikimedia Commons, Derek Mawhinney and Cafe Nervosa)

Jenga tower (Photo by Wikimedia Commons, Derek Mawhinney and Cafe Nervosa)

A while back I was a guest on the CBC Radio program, Shift New Brunswick to speak about the discovery of a little flowering plant— one of the rarest in my home province and a federally listed species at risk. You most likely may not have...

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