What should we do about invasive species?

by Julie Sveinson Pelc Manager of Stewardship Programs, Nature Conservancy of Canada (Manitoba) Invasive alien species (IAS) have been identified as one of the greatest threats to biodiversity. It’s therefore no surprise that controlling and eradicating them is one of the top priorities for the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC’s) Manitoba Region. IAS are defined […]

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Invasivore Menu: If you can’t beat them, eat them!

Guest post by Nature Conservancy of Canada blogger Carly Dow *NOTE: As with any edible plant, use extreme caution in ensuring the proper identification, harvesting method, and use before consuming. Getting rid of invasive species has never been more…delicious. Invasive species management as a whole is extremely complex; however, cooking with certain edible invasives is […]

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The end of the rainbow: Invasive species and the real costs of ecological monkey-wrenching

Guest post by Dan Kraus, Nature Conservancy of Canada Somewhere in the rivers of southern Ontario is a species few people have heard of, and even fewer have ever seen. It’s simply named the rainbow. The rainbow is a freshwater clam that gets its name from the rich iridescent colours on its shell. It’s so […]

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