For the week of May 17, 2021, the focus on our Instagram and Facebook accounts was Biodiversity leading up to International Biodiversity Day on May 22nd.
A big shoutout to all the photographers who most generously let me repost their photos, Peter Labor from Nova Scotia Environment, Patricia Nash and Nadine Lefort from the Unama’ki Institute for their assistance and Jen Worden for the awesome contest prize!
The following reference documents may be of interest to anyone seeking more information.
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If you only checkout one thing :
Nova Scotia's Field Guide to Forest Biodiversity Stewardship
Further Info - Contest Questions
Day 1 and 3 -- Native Trees of Nova Scotia :
The Provincial Government has an interactive guide for Trees of the Acadian Forest
Photos, location and information about Common Trees found in Nova Scotia
Day 2 -- Things that affect Biodiversity
Day 4 -- Species at Risk
Day 5 -- What are you going to do for Biodiversity?
Indigenous People and Conservation
Three Country Biodiversity Study, biodiversity highest on indigenous lands - interview with lead author , the study
Indigenous Knowledge Can Help Solve the Biodiversity Crisis
Indigenous Protected Conservation Areas (IPCAs) - description . . . Kluskap/Unama'ki
Kespukwitk Conservation Corridor
Kluskap Wilderness Area
Wikipedia About Kluskap (Glooscap)
Mi'kmaq about Kluskap and more
The Big Picture
Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Learn About Biodiversity thru a free course
The Big Stuff: Evolution and Ecology from University of Colorado Boulder
Ecology: Ecosystem Dynamics and Conservation from the American Museum of Natural History