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June 2013

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Birdlife International’s World Congress A Resounding Success!
Conservation leaders from more than 120 countries gathered in Ottawa last week to discuss global threats to biodiversity and the environment and share expertise and innovative solutions. BirdLife’s Canadian co-partners Nature Canada and Bird Studies Canada were honoured to host the Congress and participate in an exciting opportunity to showcase bird conservation programs at home and abroad.
Highlights of World Congress
Photos of the event

Proposed Conservation Plan and Boundaries for Ottawa-Gatineau’s Important Bird Area
During BirdLife International’s World Congress, our conservation staff presented highlights from a conservation plan and proposed boundaries for our region’s very own Important Bird Area. With senior Congress delegates and program partners in attendance, we celebrated our collective efforts to raise awareness and ensure protection of the Lac Deschênes–Ottawa River Important Bird Area this year.
Conserving Biodiversity at Lac Deschênes–Ottawa River IBA

Northern Gateway Update: Final Arguments Presented
Final oral arguments were presented to the Joint Review Panel by Nature Canada and BC Nature last week urging the Panel to conclude the Northern Gateway application is incomplete.  A deficient application could spell the end of the proposed pipeline project.
Latest on Northern Gateway

Act Now to Save Ostrander Point
We’re calling on you to support the campaign to stop the construction of an industrial wind energy plant that threatens to disrupt and adversely affect a region known for its rich biodiversity. On July 10, 2013, Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal will render a decision on the fate of the proposed plant which lies within Prince Edward County South Shore Important Bird Area and is home to threatened species like the Eastern Whip-poor-will.
Act NOW – Save Ostrander Point

Prairie Passages Tour Shines Light on Grasslands Conservation
Renowned authors and conservationists Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson are visiting Saskatchewan’s prairie grasslands this week to raise awareness of the need for better conservation of some of the rarest habitat on earth.
Follow the Prairie Passages Tour
PLUS: Help stop the sell-off of national grasslands

Knowing Where to Look to Be Inspired by Nature
Allan Stein, retired professor and former Nature Canada Board Member, reflects on his experiences connecting with nature. Dr. Stein has spent his life finding new ways to look at nature.
Inspired by Nature

 

 

 

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