Why we celebrate World Wetlands Day on February 2nd

Sandy Island coastal wetland, Ontario (Photo by NCC)

Sandy Island coastal wetland, Ontario (Photo by NCC)

Wetlands have their own day, and rightly so. They are an immense asset for our well-being and safety. Not to mention, they make a great home for all the creatures: plants, animals, amphibians, fish, birds and yes, insects, that live there. In...

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Volunteers lending a hand to protect the Quamichan wetlands

Water sampling at Quamichan wetlands

Water sampling at Quamichan wetlands

Wetlands are among the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth and it takes teamwork to care for them. The Quamichan wetlands on BC's Vancouver Islands are a great example of what can happen when we join forces to protect these special...

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From wasteland to wonderland: Why we need wetlands, before it’s too late

Sunset at Minesing Wetlands, Ontario (Photo by Ethan Meleg)

Sunset at Minesing Wetlands, Ontario (Photo by Ethan Meleg)

I sometimes think I need to find a support group for people that are haunted by ecological guilt. To be honest, I mostly feel pretty good about my past as an environmental consultant before joining the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). People...

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