Burrowing owls (Photo by Don Dabbs)

Burrowing owls (Photo by Don Dabbs)

Conservation 101

  • Field journals in conservation 101

    Field journals are used to take notes about a specific species, habitat or environment. These notes are used as a documentation for scientists to reference when evaluating an area of conservation.

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  • Freshwater 101

    The diversity of freshwater organisms across Canada is a reflection of the diversity of the river and lake ecosystems that are found across the country. Yet surprisingly, there exists no established freshwater ecosystem classification.

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  • Gaspé Peninsula and Appalachian Mountains 101

    The Appalachian Mountains extend from the state of Georgia through Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula and New Brunswick.

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  • GIS in conservation 101

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are computer-based analysis and management tools that not only store data, but also store real-world locations that each individual datum refers to.

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  • Grasslands 101

    Around the world, large areas of grasslands are often found in the interior of continents, where there is not enough rain and snowfall to support trees.

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  • How does NCC calculate the value of the land?

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) only acquires properties from willing landowners. When acquiring lands for conservation purposes, NCC must compete on the open market against other interests, such as farming, forestry or development.

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  • Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas 101

    Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) are areas of land or water set aside by BirdLife International because they support habitat for birds that are at-risk or have large seasonal concentrations.

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  • Invasive alien species 101

    Invasive alien species are plants, animals and micro-organisms that are not native to an area but have been introduced to it, either intentionally or by other means.

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  • Land use

    Access on lands owned or held under conservation agreement (easement/covenant/servitude) by NCC

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  • Migratory Bird Sanctuaries 101

    Migratory Bird Sanctuaries are areas that occur only in Canada and are managed by the Canadian Wildlife Service.

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