Tracing the roots of invasive species


Wendy Ho, Nature Conservancy of Canada, guest contributor In the media world of conservation, there seems to be no shortage of news on invasive species – plants, animals and organisms that were introduced (accidentally or deliberately) to an area outside of their native range and where their natural predator is absent, and cause harm (environementally, […]

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A rare encounter with a rare species

NCC Allison Patrick at NB Hog Island

Allison Patrick, Nature Conservancy of Canada, guest contributor As a conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in Fredericton, I spend each summer working in some of the most beautiful parts of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. One of my favourite areas in New Brunswick is Belleisle Bay, a long narrow branch […]

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The importance of wetlands

Photo by Ethan Meleg

Nicholas Armstrong, guest contributor – Nature Conservancy of Canada In the summer of 2019, I had the pleasure of working as a conservation technician for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). While I was working out of the Norfolk office in southwestern Ontario, I spent a lot of time in restored fields and wetlands. I […]

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